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Police updates – Hamilton fire, Te Teko crash, Palmerston North homicide victim named

Crime news for 13 August 2023

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 13 August 2023.

Name release: Palmerston North homicide

Police can now name the victim of a homicide in Croydon Avenue, Palmerston North on Sunday 6 August.

He was Hori Te Kouarehua James Gage, 27, of Palmerston North.

The homicide investigation in relation to Hori’s death is ongoing.

Update: Hamilton house fire

Police can now advise that one person has been located deceased following a house fire in Hamilton yesterday morning.

Emergency services were called to the address at 3.05am.

A scene guard is in place and Police will be working at the address today alongside FENZ investigators.

Update: Crash on Te Teko Road, Te Teko

A person has died after being seriously injured in a crash on Te Teko Road on Friday 11 August.

The crash involving two vehicles was reported to Police at around 6.30pm on Friday.

One person was transported to hospital in a critical condition and sadly has died in hospital.

An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.

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