The police are investigating what happened to a man found dead in a car park in eastern Bay of Plenty this morning.
A member of the public found the body at Hikuwai Beach, near Opotiki, about 9am.
The police said the man was in his late 40s, and his family had been contacted.
However, Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Standen said the death was unexplained, and an investigation had begun.
The area where the body was found will be closed to the public for several days.