Police believe the man whose body was found at Whangarei Heads may have been fishing but they still need to find out who he is.
The body was found on rocks Wednesday evening, prompting an investigation into his death.
They do not believe it is suspicious.
"We believe there is a possibility that the man was in the area fishing," Detective Sergeant Dave Wilkinson said in a statement.
"We are still seeking to identify him and are asking for anyone who may have any information to contact Whangarei Police Station."
They are also appealing for anyone who was in the area on Wednesday to contact them with information that might help.