A 40-year-old man and 40-year old woman have been charged with the murder of 51-year-old Mitchell Te Kani in Tauranga.
The pair were previously charged with aggravated burglary in relation to an incident at the same address earlier in the night.
They are due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow, 23 June, where they will also be facing charges for assault against other people who were at the address on the night of the murder.
The homicide investigation is ongoing and Police cannot rule out further arrests and charges.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 220515/3688.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111, or on the Crime Stoppers website.
Issued by Police Media Centre