Police release name of man who died in Manukau homicide


Police have named 21-year-old Joseph Tauiti as the man who died in Middlemore Hospital on New Year’s Day, following an altercation in the Manukau Velodrome carpark.

Middlemore Hospital ED.

Middlemore Hospital Emergency Department Photo: Stephen Forbes / Stuff / LDR

Counties Manukau Police say they are making progress as the homicide investigation into Tauiti’s death continues.

A Police spokepserson said a number of individuals had been spoken to by the investigation team and Police would continue to identify and speak with people in connection to the incident.

Police said Tauiti’s family had requested privacy while they were grieving and did not wish to be contacted by media.

Anyone with information regarding the incident at the velodrome carpark between the hours of 5am and 6am on Saturday January 1st is asked to contact Police on 105, quoting file number 220101/8975 or you can provide information anonymously by ringing Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111

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