Woman found dead in Matamata named

Police have released the name of the woman who was killed in Matamata on Christmas Eve.

The body of 32-year-old Michelle Hurinui, of Matamata, was found at the same property where a baby was found in critical condition.

"Police extend their sympathies to her family and friends at this difficult time."

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man and charged him with murder in relation to the matter.

He appeared in court today, where he was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.

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