A man has died in a water-related incident in the Firth of Thames this morning.
Police were called around 5.10am after a dead body was discovered in Kaiaua.
The man and a dinghy were recovered from the water, a spokesperson said.
The death has been referred to the coroner.
Kaiaua is a small coastal settlement on the western shore of the Firth of Thames, around 90 minutes’ drive from Auckland.