Two men charged after the death of a man in Hastings have been granted interim name suppression.

In Hastings District Court today the two, aged 61 and 29 respectively, were also granted bail and ordered not to contact each other until their next court appearance later this month.

Emergency services were called to a private address on Maraekakaho Road in Bridge Pa at 6.40pm on Sunday evening where a man had been found with serious head injuries.

He was initially taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital in a critical condition and then transferred to Wellington Regional Hospital near midnight for "further specialist treatment". It is understood he died yesterday morning.


The 29-year-old is charged with common assault, while the 61-year-old is charged with assault with intent to injure.