Homicide inquiry launched on Kāpiti Coast

Photo: RNZ
File photo: RNZ
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man died at a house in Waikanae Beach this evening.

Detective Senior Sergeant Pete Middlemiss said about 4.20pm emergency services were alerted that the man had been seriously injured after "an altercation".

"The man received medical attention at the scene, but sadly died," Middlemiss said.

Stuff is reporting the man was stabbed.

Another man who was at the house, and knew the victim, was speaking to officers and assisting with their enquiries.

Cordons have been put in place and a scene examination will be conducted over the next few days.

A resident has told RNZ Napier Grove has been cordoned off between Hicks Crescent and Queens Road.

Police did not believe there was any ongoing risk to the public, however, they would be carrying out more inquiries into the circumstances of the death.

Wellington Free Ambulance confirmed it also attended the incident.

Waikanae Beach is around 60km north of the Wellington CBD.