The guy who died following an argument near a nightclub in Blenheim has been identified.
Hiko Lynch, 23, of Tonga, was identified as the suspect by police.
During the event, which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, two additional persons were hurt.
Police expressed their condolences to Lynch’s family.
They also thanked members of the public who provided information to the investigation team since a homicide inquiry was launched.
Two people were jointly charged with Lynch’s murder and were due to appear in the Blenheim District Court this afternoon.
Another eight people were arrested on charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, assault and disorderly behaviour.