21 March 2020

A rāhui has been placed on the Tutaekurī River in Hawke’s Bay from Waiohiki to Waitangi, after the body of a female was found by a member of the public on Tuesday evening.

Mana whenua placed the rāhui, which prohibits anyone from swimming, until March 21 or collecting mahinga kai/food until March 25 from the river.

There was to be a karakia at 4pm on Thursday near Pettigrew Green Arena.

Hawke’s Bay Police with the Police National Dive Squad recovered the body from the river, near Taradale, on Wednesday.