A terminally ill 84-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife have been found dead in their home.
Police are investigating the scene in Maraetai, a coastal village in east Auckland, a police spokeswoman said.
The bodies of elderly couple were discovered this morning about 7.30am by a family member, who alerted the police.
The circumstances of the deaths are being investigated, the spokeswoman said. No other people were sought in connection with the incident.