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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

A homicide inquiry is underway after a man died in a rural area south of New Plymouth this evening.

Police were called to a property in Korito shortly before 7pm, to reports a man had been seriously injured.

On arrival, the man could not be revived and he died from his injuries.

The Armed Offenders Squad responded, and around 9pm took a man known to the victim into custody.

Charges are yet to be laid. 

A scene examination will continue this evening.

Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the matter.

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Issued by the Police Media Centre

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