The name of the woman who died after being hit by a car in Kaitaia last night has been released by police.
Local mother-of-two Georgina Manuel, 28, was run over by a vehicle about 10pm yesterday on Pukepoto Road near Kaitaia.
She died about 5am today in Whangarei Hospital, police said. A homicide inquiry has begun.
Senior Sergeant Geoff Ryan, officer in charge of Kaitaia, said Ms Manuel's children were being cared for by relatives.
Just before noon today, a 45-year-old man handed himself in to Whangarei police.
Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident and are examining a vehicle believed to have been involved.
They want to hear from anyone who heard or saw anything unusual on Pukepoto Rd and Grigg St about 10pm yesterday.
Anyone with information can contact Kaitaia police on 09 408 6500 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.