A homicide investigation is underway in South Auckland after a person died after being assaulted.

Police were called to Maich Rd in Manurewa at 1.09am after an incident.

The Herald understands the matter is being investigated as a homicide.

Police confirmed that there had been a report of of an assault "where someone has died".

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Footage supplied to the Herald shows police speaking to people on the street outside the cordon, set up between Corin Ave and Northwest Way.

Police at the scene of a reported Homicide on Maich Road in Manurewa. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Police at the scene of a reported Homicide on Maich Road in Manurewa. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Police could not comment on the specifics of the death this morning.

"A scene guard is in place until a scene examination can get underway," a spokesperson said

"More information will become available after initial inquiries have been made."

Police at the scene of a reported Homicide on Maich Road in Manurewa. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Police at the scene of a reported Homicide on Maich Road in Manurewa. Photo / Jason Oxenham