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Assault charge after Auckland party death

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/10/2016

Police car © SNPA Police car A man has been charged with assault after a stabbing death at a south Auckland party.

Samiuela Halaifonua, 19, died after being stabbed during a fight at a small gathering in Favona on Saturday morning.

Police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with common assault in connection to the death.

He will appear in Manukau District Court on Monday.

Detective Inspector Gary Lendrum said police were still investigating the death and were not ruling out further arrests.

"We are continuing to speak with several people in relation to the incident and following positive lines of inquiry," he said.

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