Marine Parade, Paraparaumu, near where a person has been seriously assaulted.
A woman is dead and a man is in custody after what police call a "serious incident" near Paraparaumu Beach.
Police were called in for reports of a serious assault on the Marine Parade at about 8 a.m. Saturday, a police spokesman said.
When they arrived, they found a woman's body, police say in a statement.
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A man was taken into custody a short time later near Raumati South.
The cordons are in place on the corner of Marine Pde and Howell St, and the area will remain closed overnight, police say.
The templates on Marine Pde were expected to be removed around 1 p.m. 10:30.
Paraparaumu is located on the Kāpiti coast north of Wellington.