A 55-year-old man has appeared in court in relation to the deaths of two women in West Auckland yesterday.

Ishrat Malik, a taxi driver, stood before Waitakere District Court today, clutching his head and supported by two police officers.

He was charged with the murder of two women, a mother and daughter who were found in their Ranui home yesterday morning.

Police said they were called to a residential address in Pooks Road shortly after ten o'clock yesterday morning.


Officers discovered the bodies of the wo women at the address.

The man made the 111 emergency call and was at the scene when police arrived.

Post-mortem examinations will be conducted today, however early indications are that both women suffered stab wounds.

Police say the names of the women will be released once formal identification has taken place.