Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Shooting death, Kaipara District, Northland.


At approximately 4.30 pm Emergency services were called to an address in Mahuta, Kaipara District.

An elderly male aged 74 years has died as a result of what appears to be a tragic accident involving a firearm.

The Northern Communications Shift Commander Inspector Tony Wakelin said the deceaseds wife was at home at the time and is understandably very distressed. Victim Support has been arranged for her.

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