Police have dropped a homicide investigation prompted by the discovery of a man's body on a Far North beach.
Kevin George Harding's body was found in a car on Tokerau Beach, near Whatuwhiwhi on Tuesday, but police now say a post mortem examination has revealed he died of natural causes.
Police had earlier spoken to a 61-year-old woman as part of their investigation.
Mr Harding, 62, was from the Karikari Peninsula.
The death has been referred to the coroner.