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A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a 45-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Tauranga.

Shane Donald Kurth, 33, was killed at the Aaron Court Apartments in Waihi Rd last night. Another man was injured.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said man had been arrested over Mr Kurth's death and would appear in Tauranga District Court on Monday.

Mr Turner appealed to local residents to heck their properties for discarded clothing and knives. He said anyone who found such items should not touch them but contact police immediately.

The apartment block where Mr Kurth died, a former motel, was under heavy armed police guard last night.