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He was arrested in the Far North town earlier today and appeared in a closed court in Kaitaia at 11.30am on a charge of murder.
The man was granted interim name suppression and remanded in custody to appear in the High Court at Auckland on September 3.
Mr Morris suffered a fatal head injury during a confrontation outside a party in the West Auckland suburb of Massey. He was held by his partner of six years, Millie Elder-Holmes, as he lay dying.
Yesterday the Herald on Sunday reported that two men who lived at the West Auckland home outside where Mr Morris was killed had gone into hiding amid fears of retaliation.
After receiving advice from police, the young men had not returned to their home since Morris, who had strong links to the Headhunters gang was killed two weeks ago.
Friends of Mr Morris have shared the news of the arrest on social media.
Within minutes of police releasing the news of the arrest, dozens of people posted to the Facebook page RIP Connor Morris.
Miss Elder-Holmes shared a link to the nzherald.co.nz story about the arrest.