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Man charged over body in Hamilton river

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/01/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">Tama Retimana's body was found in the Waikato river on Dec. 27</span> © NZ Police Tama Retimana's body was found in the Waikato river on Dec. 27 A 48-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a homeless man whose body was found in the Waikato River in Hamilton.

Tama Retimana, 29, was last seen on Christmas Day.

He was camping with his partner near Pine Beach, on the eastern side of the river, before his body was discovered downstream by a kayaker two days later.

The 48-year-old accused will appear in Hamilton District Court on Thursday.

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