A homeless man who was fatally stabbed in a central Auckland park was helping feed other 'streeties' hours before he was attacked.
Steven Harris, 54, died in hospital shortly after the attack in Myers Park late on Wednesday night.
Police are still searching for his killer.
Mr Harris was known to attend the Urban Vineyard church, and outreach officer Cameron Webster said he had arrived early on Wednesday to help dish out lunch for the homeless.
"He came in early, I had talked to him on Sunday and I invited him to come along early and give us a hand, so he came along and was helpful," said Mr Webster.
He described Mr Harris as "a very talkative sort of fella".
Mr Webster said the violent death of a second homeless person in just over a month would "rock the [homeless] community".
"That sort of stuff it's not much fun for all these guys," he said. "It's amazing how they rally around when stuff like that happens.
"To live on the streets there's always the worry of stuff like this but I think that heightens that worry. I can't imagine how they would be feeling when this happens, within two months two guys have been killed."
Homeless man Edwin Linder, 42, was also killed in a CBD attack, in Mills Lane on August 3.
Meanwhile, searches of the scene in Myers Park continued today. Police have cordoned off an area of about 400 square metres close to the Mayoral Drive overbridge and other parts have been reopened to the public.
Forensic teams are still scouring the area for evidence. Part of a fence, which had been covered by protective sheets yesterday, has been removed and taken away for examination.
Testing for the presence of blood was conducted last night to help "firm up on identifying the area where the attack took place", said Acting Detective Inspector John Sutton.
He said police are continuing to search through CCTV footage at the time of the attack, and a police specialist search group is now assisting in the investigation.
Three Asian people - two men and a woman - who are believed to have been in the park at the time of the attack are still being asked to come forward.
- By Patrice Dougan of APNZ