Police are at a scene in Whananaki, around 20km north-east of
Whangarei, where at least one person is believed to be dead.
Armed offenders squad, a specialist dog unit, Northland
police and ambulance staff are at the scene.
A man has been walked from a property at the centre of the
police alert and put into an unmarked car.
He is being transported to Whangarei Police Station for
Forensic examinations of the house are to be carried out this
Police have established a
cordon on Whatmough Rd and are interviewing people coming out
of the scene and stopping anyone from going in.
Police are focusing on a house on Whananaki North Rd.
Northland police have issued a statement saying they are
responding to reports of a suspicious death at an address in
Whananaki North Rd.
They said police received the call about 9.45am and are
working to confirm the circumstances.
A woman at Whananaki School who declined to be named said she
was aware of the police operation.
The school was quite a distance away from the scene but
locals who were closer had said it was a murder-suicide.
A resident on Whananaki North Rd said she had seen seven
police cars, dog handlers, and a police wagon race down the
An employee at Whananaki Holiday Park said she heard there
was an incident on Whatmough Rd and a police cordon was in
"We just heard that someone's died and someone's