Update: Otaki Death
Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old man with
murder in relation to the death of a man in Otaki on
He is due to appear in the Palmerston North
District Court tomorrow.
The man, a Otaki local is
known to the victim.
Police are not looking for anyone
else in relation to the man's death.
is ongoing and there will be an increased police presence in
Otaki over the coming days.
A scene examination will
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