A man's body has been found in a creek in Mangere this evening.

Police said the body was found by a member of the public about 6pm.

The man appeared to have been dead for some time.

His identity and cause of death had not yet been established, police said.

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Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Pizzini said the death was being treated as unexplained.

There were no apparent signs of violence.

The body had been removed and taken to the Auckland mortuary where a post-mortem examination will be done in the morning.