Arrests in island case
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.