Police have launched a homicide inquiry after the death of a 59-year-old woman in the West Auckland suburb of Oratia overnight.
Police were called to the scene just after midnight.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to the death.
He will appear in Waitakere District Court today.
Police are not looking for anyone else.
The scene is currently under guard while Police carry out an examination.
Issued by Police Media Centre