A man appeared in Tauranga District Court today charged with murder after an alleged fatal stabbing at a Papamoa address on Saturday.
The 22-year-old, who has name suppression, will remain in custody until he appears at the Tauranga High Court on October 3 via audio visual link.
No plea has yet been entered to the charge. Judge Greg Hollister-Jones has asked for a medical report to assess the accused's fitness for trial.
No one else was injured in this altercation and no one else has been sought in relation to the death.