A man has been charged with murder after a man was shot dead and a woman critically injured in the Far North this morning.
A 38-year-old man will appear in Kaitaia District Court tomorrow after the shooting this morning at a property on Fairburn Rd in Fairburn, about 15km east of Kaitaia.
Police launched a homicide investigation after speaking to the man following "a serious incident involving a firearm''.
A 44-year-old man was found dead at the address and a 38-year-old woman, a mother of two, was found critically injured nearby.
The woman remained in a critical condition in Whangarei Hospital this evening.
Police said nobody else was at the property at the time and police were not looking for anyone else.
A scene examination would be carried out tomorrow.