A body has been found in a burning car in Northland.
Police are trying to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident near Kerikeri on Tuesday.
A police spokesman said officers were alerted to the car fire on Wharau Rd just after 7pm.
"Sadly a person was located deceased in the car a short time later.
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"At this early stage the circumstances are unclear and enquiries are under way to establish exactly what has taken place."