10 Sep 2018

School where woman's body was found to open today

10:56 am on 10 September 2018

A Rotorua school where a woman's body was found at the weekend will be open today.

Police tape cordons off the property at Taharoa.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The body of a 22-year-old woman was found in the grounds of St Michael's Catholic School late on Friday.

It was not clear how she died, but a post morterm will be carried out today.

A scene examination was completed yesterday.

St Michael's principal Kristina Crouch said it would be inappropriate for media to go to the school.

She had made it clear to staff, students and families that they are entitled to a settled and private return to school, she said.