Tuesday, 20 August 2019


Human remains found on a Coromandel beach

Human remains found on a Coromandel beach

Waikato Police are investigating the discovery of human remains on a Coromandel beach.

The bones were exposed in an area that is subjected to ongoing erosion and were located by a visitor to the Peninsula.

The finder uplifted the bones and later handed them in at an Auckland Police Station. The bones are currently being examined to determine how old they are.

The area is well known for human remains being found that predate European settlement. It is timely to remind the public that discoveries of this type should be left in place and reported as soon as possible to the Police.

New Zealand laws prohibit interference with archaeological and burial sites.



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