Porirua death – man arrested

Police investigating the death of 23-year-old Hone Pawa have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder.

The man, who was not known to Mr Pawa, was arrested late afternoon on Saturday 11 May.

“Kapiti-Mana Police are committed to ensuring that people feel safe, ” says Detective Senior Sergeant Christiaan Barnard.

“I would like to thank the residents of Porirua for their ongoing assistance with the investigation.

“While an arrest has been made, there is still a range of further inquiries to be completed by the investigation team.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.