Rāhui in place near Kāpiti Island where body was found
A rāhui has been placed on Kāpiti Island for seven days. Photo: RNZ/Chris Reid
Iwi kaitiaki have blessed the site where a body was found near Kāpiti Island on Wednesday.
The police maritime unit and national dive squad found the body after a person fishing in the area reported spotting it.
Iwi kaitiaki from Ngāti Toa, Te Atiawa ki Kāpiti and Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga conducted a blessing yesterday, and a rāhui has been placed on Kāpiti Island for seven days.
The rāhui also prohibits the collection of fish and shellfish around Kāpiti Island during this period.
Police said they were still working to identify the person, which was expected to take same time.
But until then, there was little further comment or detail they could provide, they said.