A human skull has been found on a beach near Tauranga.
A police spokesperson says they received reports of bones being located on Rangiwaea Island at 8am.
"Police are making enquiries."
A reporter in Omokoroa says she saw police heading out to the island on the Bay of Plenty harbourmaster's boat.
SunLive has received images of the skull from a person who was fishing in the area.
They say they saw the skull and other bones fragments in the water at the base of the island.
It's unclear how long the bones have been in the water for.