Homicide investigation underway in Taranaki after man's body discovered at Tāngarākau campground

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A homicide investigation is underway in Taranaki after police discovered a man's body at a Tāngarākau campground on Saturday morning.

Detective Inspector Craig Sheridan says Taranaki CIB has opened an investigation into the incident, which will be based out of Stratford.

"The community will notice an increased police presence in Whangamōmona and Tāngarākau over the coming days while a scene examination takes place," he said in a statement.

"At this stage formal identification and next of kin notifications have not yet been completed, so Police are unable to release the victim's name at this time."

No further information is available at this early stage.