Waikato Detectives working in Fiji as part of a homicide enquiry into the death of a South Auckland woman near Huntly last Thursday are focusing on two tasks.
Detective Senior Sergeant Nigel Keall said the officers will be concentrating on talking to the dead woman's husband and establishing ongoing care and protection of the couple's child.
"Our officers will be looking at assisting with the assessment and advice on the care and protection of that child, working with the New Zealand High Commission in Fiji who are liaising with Fijian authorities.
"The other focus of the team will be speaking to the boy's father. It's still too early to tell what processes will be undertaken once the investigation team has spoken to him."
The investigation team's activities, including any return of the husband to New Zealand will be dictated by these of processes.
"The team have received the full cooperation of not only the Fijian authorities but a number of other New Zealand Government agencies and members of the public which has allowed our investigation to progress very quickly to this point."