Police have charged a man with murder, after his arrest for assault on Golders Road, Elderslea in Upper Hutt shortly before 4:30pm yesterday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to a scene after reports that a man had been stabbed.
Despite efforts to revive him, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 37-year-old man who was arrested will appear in Hutt Valley District Court this morning.
Police believe this was an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else in relation to the matter.
A scene examination on Golders Road will continue this morning.
Police ask that anyone who may have information which could assist with our investigation rings Hutt Valley Police on 04 560 2600.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.