Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui.
Emergency services were called to the address at 6.46pm.
"The man in his 50s was found deceased and a second man in his 50s received serious injuries and was transported to Whanganui Hospital. He is now in a stable condition," says Detective Inspector Ross McKay.
"Police and ESR are carrying out a scene examination today."
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Police. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Homicide investigation launched following Whanganui death