11.00 am

Police are investigating the deaths of two people at a house in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville early this morning.

Police were called to the house at 3.30am.

The bodies of 21-year-old Chanel Renee Lambert and 23-year-old Lee Arthur Tui Gillard were found in the kitchen. It is believed they died from knife wounds.

Police are conducting a scene examination, and are talking to flatmates and people who were in the area at the time in an attempt to piece together what happened.

It is believed the dead pair had been a couple until a few days ago.