The Kapiti Coast community has been left shocked by the killings of two young men in just a month.
20-year-old Sean Strongman-Lintern was stabbed to death during a fight in a Paraparaumu carpark early yesterday.
A 22-year-old has been charged with murder.
It comes just a month after 17-year-old Izak Millanta was killed in a fight at the nearby Coastlands Shopping Centre carpark.
Police don't believe the two deaths are linked, but Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan says it's a double tragedy.
She says she's acutely aware more needs to be done about alcohol-related incidents not just in Kapiti, but across the country.
Ms Rowan says the Council, police and local iwi will continue to work on the problem.
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