Police have established the identity of a body found by a member of the public washed up on Muriwai Beach, northwest of Auckland.
Police were contacted about 10:25am on Saturday when the man's body was discovered.
They have identified the man and are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
They say he was 66 years old and next-of-kin are being notified.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out on Sunday.