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Man arrested after woman dies of stab wounds in Taupo

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman died of stab wounds in Taupo. 

Emergency services were called to a house on Mahuta Road in Five Mile Bay on Saturday morning. 

A 58-year-old woman had received stab wounds.

She was flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition where she died, Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Van Kempen said.

Police have arrested a 56-year-old man and are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.

He has been charged with murder and will be appearing in Rotorua District Court on Monday.

“A scene examination is now being carried out and CIB are making a number of follow up enquiries as well as providing support to the victim’s family.”

Now the matter is before the courts Police cannot comment further.