28 Feb 2011

Man held after body found by bush track

1:45 pm on 28 February 2011

A man is in custody and a homicide inquiry is under way in the Far North after the discovery of a body near a popular walking track.

The body of a 30-year-old Auckland man was found on Friday afternoon, in the bush near the track to DOC's Lane Cove Hut, on Whangaroa Harbour.

Police have charged a Totara North man with kidnapping in connection with the death, and say more serious charges are imminent.

They say the body has been identified and is not that of another man who went missing in the area last year.