Police have arrested a 23-year-old West Auckland man following the fatal stabbing in Glendene on Saturday.

Ronald Clayton Karipa, 42, died after he was stabbed on Hepburn Rd in Glendene.

The 23-year-old man will appear in Waitakere District Court today facing a charge of murder.

Police could not rule out the possibility of further arrests as investigation work into the circumstances surrounding the death continue.


Karipa was described as a "really nice guy'' who lived with his partner and children on the street in which he died.

Emergency services were called to his home about 9pm, to find Karipa in a critical condition following a dispute with a group of at least three people.

He was treated at the scene and taken to Auckland City Hospital by ambulance, but later died.

At the scene yesterday, police in white boiler suits carried out forensic tests.

Blood stains could be seen on the footpath and a small black-handled kitchen knife was visible behind the police cordon, strewn on the grass berm near a cluster of letterboxes at the top of a long driveway.

Neighbours described hearing arguing on the street before, cries for help and sirens arriving.

Natasha Khan said her family heard a lot of arguing on the street at about 9pm.

"There was so much yelling and a lot of arguments, just all down the street. There was swearing, and someone saying: 'Get out'."

At about 9.30pm they heard someone yelling: "Help!"

Natasha's grandfather, Mansoor Ali-Khan, was friends with the victim.

He said the man was a "really good guy" and a friendly neighbour. He had a partner and children that also loved at the house, said Ali-Khan.

"I can't believe it. It's really sad. He's a very good man."

Ali-Kahn heard a woman "screaming for help" on the driveway soon after the fighting.

"My wife went out and she saw two ladies running on the road."

Ali-Khandid not know why the man would have been involved in the arguments on the street.

Police thanked the public for providing information which led to the arrest of the 23-year-old.