Police have released the name of the woman who died as a result of a family violence incident in Kaikohe on Wednesday night.
She was Lola Paraha, aged 47 years, from Kaikohe.
A post mortem of her body will be carried out today.
A 38-year-old man, charged with assaulting Paraha, has been held in custody to re-appear in the Kaikohe District Court on Thursday January 21.
Police are continuing to work on the homicide investigation with a team of 20 canvassing the area, interviewing family and any witnesses and carrying out the scene examination, which is expected to be completed later today.
For further information contact Northland Communications Officer Sarah Kennett on 09 430 4525 or 027 494 1214.