Human remains found at Mount identified

Divers searching Tauranga Harbour following the discovery of the skull. Photos and video by Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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The human skull fished up from Tauranga Harbour has been identified.

Detective Sergeant Alan Kingsbury says the skull has been identified by a pathologist as a pre-European adult Maori man.

The skull was found by a fisherman on August 6 at Salisbury Wharf in Mount Maunganui.

Alan says it will now be returned to Tauranga.

"Local iwi will be consulted to organise a final resting place.

"Police would like to thank members of the public who provided information relating to the skull."


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