Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Dalzell, Far North Police
Police are following positive lines of enquiry in their investigation into the death of a man in the Far North over the weekend.
A 28-year-old man was dropped off at the Bay of Islands Hospital with critical injuries around 3.30am on Saturday.
He was then helicoptered to Auckland Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Northland Police have been working to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's injuries and subsequent death.
At this early stage, we believe there may have been an altercation between the deceased and another party at an address in Te Tii, Kerikeri.
Police have since located two vehicles of interest but are appealing for sightings of those vehicles in the lead up the incident to help us piece together what happened.
The first vehicle is a silver Toyota Camry with the registration CLQ142 and was seen in the Puketona Road area the previous evening.
A second vehicle is a silver coloured Honda Accord with the registration FEW685. Both are currently undergoing a forensic examination today.
Anyone who may have seen these vehicles in the wider Paihia and Kerikeri areas between 3pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday is urged to contact us.
Police want to reassure the community that while our investigation is in its early stages, Police believe there is a connection between the two parties involved.
Police are speaking with a person who is assisting us with our enquiries.
We encourage anyone who has any information that may be able to assist us with our enquiries to contact Police on 105 quoting file number 210710/5560.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Adriana Weber/NZ Police