In a statement released on Saturday, police said they were able to name the victim who died after a "brutal" knife attack in Mt Albert on Tuesday.
He was 25-year-old Thomas Coombes.
"Police extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends," said the statement.
Police his body was found by a member of the public on Roy Clements Treeway at 6.45pm on Tuesday.
Coombes died shortly before his body was found by a member of the public.
Detective Inspector Chris Barry confirmed a knife was used in the "brutal attack" that left "multiple injuries".
Police have since arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with murder.
They had issued a warrant for his arrest on Friday, and he was taken into custody without incident on Saturday.