Police have released the name of a 40-year-old man who died after being seriously injured outside a bar in Hawke's Bay last week.
Kelly Alex Donner, from Opotiki, was found injured outside the Flax Bar and Eatery, also known as the Flaxmere Tavern, in Hastings late on Sunday night.
Emergency services could not revive him, police say.
Police have completed a scene examination and will now examine items of interest relating to the investigation.
On Tuesday, police issued a message for the person or people responsible.
"Police have a large investigation team working on this case, and it is only a matter of time before we arrive on your doorstep," said Detective Senior Sergeant Marty James.
"It would be in your best interests to come to us before we come to you."
Police also appealed for information from the public.
"I am absolutely confident that there are people in the Flaxmere community who know who is responsible for this man's death," Det Sen Sgt James said.
"We want those people to step up, and get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity."