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Police investigating the death of 52 year old Michael Mulholland in Farmer Crescent, Taita on Thursday 20 September, have arrested a man and charged him with manslaughter.
Operation Field inquiry head Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson said a 30-year-old Lower Hutt man had appeared in the Lower Hutt District today on the charge. He was remanded in custody.
Police are also speaking with a second man in connection with the homicide investigation.
Mr Thomson said the arrest had followed extensive scene examinations and engagement with people in the Farmers Crescent area and wider community.