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Hunter's body found in North Island bush

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/12/2016

Image of native bush © imageBROKER/REX Shutterstock Image of native bush The body of a hunter missing in remote lower North Island bush has been found.

The 60-year-old man was reported missing after failing to return from an overnight hunt in the Tora Bush, in the Wairarapa, on Sunday.

Land Search and Rescue teams found his body on Monday morning after working through the night, police said.

Police said the man was an experienced hunter, but unfamiliar with the area.

The death has been referred to the coroner.

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