A 50-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 41-year-old woman in Whanganui on Wednesday evening.

The man appeared in Whanganui District Court on Thursday afternoon where he was granted interim name suppression.

It was granted by consent on the basis that it was his first appearance and due to the background of the circumstances.

Lawyer Stephanie Burlace appeared on behalf of the alleged offender and made no application for bail.


The man will reappear in the High Court on May 9 at 9am.

The charges follow the discovery of a woman's body from a residential address "after police received information from a concerned person".

Police have confirmed the body was found in a flat on the corner of Victoria Ave and Ingestre St, not at a residential property on Liverpool St as they'd previously announced.

Police said the victim was known to the man and nobody else is being sought in relation to her death.