Man killed after being mauled by pack of dogs in Northland


A man has died after a dog attack in Northland.

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A man has died after a dog attack in Northland.

A man has died after being mauled to death by multiple dogs early on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

The attack happened in Panguru, in the Hokianga region of Northland, on the man’s property.

Initially, police and animal control tried to secure four loose dogs on the property. The dogs were behaving aggressively and it was decided that they were posing a risk to their safety.

In the process of trying to contain one of the dogs, it was shot by police.

Three dogs are still loose, and their whereabouts, or what breed they are, is unknown, police said.

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Local residents have been warned by police to keep vigilant for the dogs, and report any sightings.

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