Man charged with murder over Pukemiro death

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A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after a death near Huntly more than a week ago.

The arrest was made in relation to an incident in Pukemiro on Friday, 1 March when emergency services responded to reports of a man injured in a fight at a property.

However, the man died shortly after they arrived at the scene.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson said the 25-year-old man was also faces a charge of assault with a weapon.

He is to appear at Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

No one else is sought in relation to the matter, police said.

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