Police believe the man who was dropped at Tauranga Hospital with critical injuries at around 12.20pm today was at a Wilrose Place address prior to being dropped at hospital.
The man died in hospital a short time later.
Police are working to establish how the man sustained the injuries and would like to hear from anyone who was in the Wilrose Place area today (3 January 2018).
Anyone with information is being urged to contact Detective Inspector Lewis Warner at the Tauranga Central Police Station on (07) 577 4300.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.