Remuera sudden death: House where Pauline Hanna was found dead put on the market

Pauline Hanna's death is still being treated as "unexplained".
Pauline Hanna's death is still being treated as "unexplained". Photo credit: Ray White / Facebook / Ben Polkinghorne

The central Auckland home where a top health director was found dead in "unexplained" circumstances has been put up for sale.

Pauline Hanna, 63, was discovered dead in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom Remuera house she lived in with husband Philip Polkinghorne on Easter Monday.

A scene examination of the Upland Rd property lasted 11 days.

The house was put on the market on Thursday and OneRoof estimates its value at about $4.9 million. It was last sold in 2002 for just over $1 million.

Sitting on 718 square metres of prime central Auckland land, real estate firm Ray White says "it's hard to imagine anything on your wish list that is not already part of this stunning home".

"From the moment you open the front gate you sense that you are about to enter a home of substance. Meticulously manicured gardens set a scene of peaceful tranquillity," Ray White

"This is a home in which you can truly relax and feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life and yet it is anything but."

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.

Her stepson Ben Polkinghorne revealed in May that she was "horrendously stressed" before her death, and found her job "incredibly difficult and lonely".

Hanna was laid to rest at a funeral in April attended by dozens of her family, friends and colleagues in Parnell. 

Among those in attendance was her husband Phillip, an eye specialist, who said police were treating him as a "person of suspect".