Waikato Police have arrested a woman and charged her with murder in relation to an incident in rural Taupiri on New Year's Day.
Emergency services were called to a Waring Road address after receiving reports of a seriously injured man on January 1.
Upon arrival they located 26-year-old Peter Savage, who was lying outside critically injured.
Attempts to revive Mr Savage by occupants of the address and the emergency services were unsuccessful, and he later died at the scene.
Detective Senior Sergeant Daryl Smith said: "A 26-year-old woman appeared in Hamilton District Court today and was remanded in custody until February 27."