23 Oct 2010

Hunter charged after woman shot near Turangi

3:06 pm on 23 October 2010

A woman is dead and a hunter has been charged, following a fatal shooting south of Turangi.

Police and ambulance staff found the body of the 25-year-old woman in the Kaimanawa Ranges about 11pm on Friday.

Police say the hunter responsible was with a group, and he did not know the victim.

A 25-year-old Hamilton man has been arrested and charged with careless use of a firearm and is due to appear in the Taupo District Court on Wednesday.

A scene examination is underway and a post-mortem is expected to be held in Auckland on Sunday.