A fourth man has been charged in connection with the death of
a teenager in Taupo on Friday.
Wiremu Birch, 19, is believed to have been stabbed during a
fight, and died on the way to hospital.
A 30-year-old man from Taupo has been charged with his murder
after being arrested in the town earlier today. He will
appear before Rotorua District Court tomorrow morning. Three
other men have been charged with grievous bodily harm.
An examination of the scene and a post-mortem examination of
Mr Birch have now been completed, police said. No results
have been released.
Officers have appealed for anyone in the area of Rifle Range
Road, Hinekura Avenue or Hinemoa Avenue, Taupo, who saw or
heard anything suspicious between 2.30am and 3.30am on Friday
to come forward.