Washed up body located - Aranga - Sth of Maunganui Bluff
Washed up body located - Aranga Beach - Sth of Maunganui
Police News Alert Issued 7.10pm 30
Kaipara District - National Alerts
about 12:15pm today Police were advised that a body had been
located on Aranga Beach, south of Maunganui Bluff, Kaipara
Police responded to the scene and have recovered
Formal identifaction of the body is still yet
to be completed.
Until this has been completed no further
details will be
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