Pāpāmoa Hills Park closed after death

Police were called to the incident on Sunday.

UPDATED: A rāhui will remain in place at the Pāpāmoa Hills until Wednesday afternoon following a death at the park on Sunday.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has confirmed the park will remain closed until 1pm on Wednesday, November 10, in a Facebook post this afternoon.

Our thoughts are with whānau at this sad time and we ask you to respect the rāhui, says the post.

EARLIER: Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park is closed following a death.

A post on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Facebook page says the park was closed all day Sunday and overnight.

"We will post an update when the park is due to re-open," reads the post.

A police spokesperson confirms they were called to a sudden death at the park on Sunday.

"Police were notified of this shortly after 10am. Appears to be related to a medical event."

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