A body has been found in a stream in central Whangārei.
A member of the public called police just before 2pm today to report a body floating face-down in Raumanga Stream, close to the point where it flows into the Hātea River.
Police and St John Ambulance were at the scene within minutes.
With low tide at 4.20pm it is believed the body, which was near a vessel and mooring poles at the rear of Hihiaua Cultural Centre on Herekino St, became visible as the water dropped.
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Acting Senior Sergeant Shane Turner, of Whangārei police, said the body had been removed and the site had been blessed by kaumatua.
The man had yet to be identified.
There was nothing to indicate any suspicious circumstances.
A police investigation into the cause of death was continuing, he said.
The man's death had also been referred to the coroner.