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A body has been found in a burnt-out house on the East Coast by fire crews early today.
The fire service was called about 2.30am to the property on Whatatutu Road, in Te Karaka, north of Gisborne.
Central fire communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said the fire had destroyed the house, and firefighters found the remains.
Marty Parker from central police communications said CIB officers were investigating the grim find.