Ōpōtiki man charged with murder

By Heeni Brown

A 35-year-old man will appear in the Whakatāne District Court today charged with murder.

Police say a homicide investigation has been launched after they were called to a Wellington Street address in Ōpōtiki last night where a woman has died.

Police were called to the scene following reports of a domestic dispute.

“Upon arrival at the scene a male was taken into custody and Police performed CPR on a woman at the address however this was unsuccessful.”

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