A man has appeared in Lower Hutt District Court charged with murder in relation to the death of a 71-year-old man in
Petone on Friday night.
Police can confirm the deceased was Francis Tyson, of Petone.
Police are continuing to support Mr Tyson's family as the investigation into his death continues.
The 41-year-old man charged with murder also faces charges of wilful damage and drug possession.
He was remanded in custody to reappear in the High Court at Wellington on December 19.
Police continue to appeal for anyone with information about Mr Tyson's death to come forward.