Police responded to a serious assault on Mersey Street in Pandora, Napier at 1.20pm this afternoon.
One person was assaulted by two other people and has subsequently died.
Police have now launched a homicide investigation into the incident.
We are actively seeking witnesses to this incident.
If you have information please call 0800555111 or 105 and quote file number 210329/1374. This can be submitted anonymously.
Further information will be released when it becomes available.