Maritime New Zealand has confirmed there are four dead whales on Papamoa Beach.
Department of Conservation staff and Maritime New Zealand wildlife teams are on their way to the beach.
Two Gray’s Beaked whales were stranded on Papamoa Beach last year.
Two adults and two juvenlies have been found 2km east of Papamoa east.
Spokesperson Sian Routledge says they believe the stranding is not due to the Rena.
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