Ar­rests in is­land case

Bay of Plenty Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

Two men have been ar­rested fol­low­ing the death of a man on Matakana Is­land. The 23-year-old and 59-year-old are ex­pected to ap­pear in Tau­ranga District Court on Thurs­day. Act­ing De­tec­tive Senior Sergeant Craig Rawl­in­son said the men have each been charged with as­sault in re­la­tion to the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the death of 22-year-old Free­dom Taikato. Taikato died on Matakana Is­land on New Year's Day. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

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