Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old Porirua man in relation to the death of a Wellington man before Christmas.
Bruce Coker, 49, was found lying unconscious in a street in the suburb of Tawa on 20 December, just metres from a family party he had been attending.
He died in hospital three days later.
Police would not say what the man had been charged with, other than it related to events that took place on the street where Mr Coker died.
But they said further charges were likely.
The man is being held in custody and will appear in the Porirua District Court on 5 January.