Police have confirmed a prominent Kapiti Coast man and his wife have been found dead in their home.
Chairperson of the Paekakariki Community Board Adrian Webster, 71, and his wife Marei Webster were found by family in their Ames Street house Friday morning.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam says the case is being treated as a homicide although the circumstances do not appear to be suspicious at this stage.
He says police remain open minded and can not rule out the involvement of others in the deaths.
Forensic scientists remain at the scene and a postmortem is planned for this weekend.