Police have confirmed one person has died following a serious incident at Paraparaumu Beach this evening.
Emergency services were notified of a serious assault at an address on Marine Parade around 8pm.
On arrival, the body of a woman was located.
Police say a man was taken into custody a short time later at Raumati South.
Cordons are in place at the corner of Marine Parade and Howell Street and will remain overnight.
Police say cordons on Marine Parade are expected to be removed shortly.