4 Jan 2010

Woman charged over Orewa death

5:18 pm on 4 January 2010

A woman has appeared in court charged with assault after the death of a man in Orewa, near Auckland.

Police were called to a house on Sunday after a report of an attempted suicide.

A 45-year-old man was found dead and a woman, aged 43, was arrested. Police say the pair had been in a brief relationship.

The woman appeared in North Shore District Court on Monday and was granted interim name suppression.

She has been remanded in custody to reappear on Friday.

Police are continuing a scene examination of the house and hope to remove the body on Monday afternoon.

They hope a post-mortem on Tuesday morning will give some clues as to how he died.