A Taumarunui man has been charged with arson over two fires
on a rural Kakahi property last week.
The first fire happened about 10.50pm last Tuesday at a house
on Whakapapa Road in Kakahi, about 20km south east of
A shed on the same property was set alight about 90 minutes
Four people fled the burning house safely but both the house
and the shed were destroyed.
Police arrested a 47-year-old Kakahi man on Thursday after
receiving information from the public about the arsons.
The man has been charged with two counts of arson and one
count of assault.
He has been remanded in custody to Waikeria Prison for a
psychological assessment and will reappear in the Taumarunui
District Court in the next few weeks.
- Herald Online