A 62-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 62-year-old woman at a hotel in Nelson overnight.
The man and woman were visiting New Zealand from overseas, police said.
Emergency services were called to the Rutherford Hotel shortly before 9am this morning where they found the dead woman.
The man is due to appear in the Nelson District Court on Monday.
Police said they were unable to release the name of the victim until the family has been told.