Police officers will examine a scene in central Featherston
after a man was critically assaulted overnight and later died
from the injuries.
A homicide investigation into the incident has been launched
Emergency services were called to a property in Fitzherbert
St just before midnight where a 40-year-old man had received
serious head injuries.
Ambulance staff gave him CPR and he was transported to
Wellington Hospital in a life-threatening condition, said
Central Ambulance Communications spokesman Norm Ngatai.
He died just before 5am.
The area has been secured and a scene examination will begin
with forensic scientists this morning.
A postmortem examination will be conducted in Wellington
Anyone who was in the area or with information, particularly
about people or cars that were acting suspiciously, is asked
to contact Wairarapa Police on (06) 370 0300.