Police remain at Remuera woman Pauline Hanna's house to investigate unexplained death as family gathers for funeral

As Pauline Hanna's friends and family celebrated her life at a funeral on Thursday, police continued their investigation at the central Auckland home she was found dead in last week.

Hanna, who was also known as Pauline Polkinghorne, died in mysterious circumstances at an Upland Rd address in Remuera on Monday, April 5. Police are treating her death as "unexplained".

On Thursday, police confirmed officers remain at the property 10 days on from her passing.

"The scene examination is continuing today, though it is nearing its conclusion. Can't give a specific date at this point," a spokesperson told Newshub.

"The investigation is still ongoing. We will update media when there are any updates of significance."

As police continued their investigation on Thursday morning, dozens of Hanna's whānau, friends and colleagues gathered 4km away at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell for her funeral.

Her husband Philip was among those in attendance. Earlier this week, he told the NZ Herald he was being treated as a "person of suspect".

A post-mortem was carried out last Wednesday, with a scene examination launched the following day.

Hanna was a top health director with Counties Manukau DHB. She held several roles with the organisation she joined in 1998, and most recently led Auckland's COVID-19 supply chain work.