Police are treating the death of a man in Tauranga on Sunday morning as suspicious.
The man's body was found by neighbours at a house in Kesteven Avenue.
The property and an area of the nearby Merivale Primary School were cordoned off while police and ESR staff conducted a scene examination.
An area canvass is also underway and a post-mortem examination will be carried out.
The school's board of trustees have decided to close the school on Monday but say it will reopen on Tuesday.
Police want anyone who was in the area on Saturday night or Sunday morning who has information about the death to come forward.