Tevita Kava’s body recovered in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour

The body of the Tongan man who fell overboard on June 3 at Waitemata Harbour was recovered yesterday morning June 12.

Police have released the name this afternoon after a “formal identification” of the body.

He was Tevita Kava, aged 29, from Mangere.

Police have notified next of kin and the matter has been referred to the coroner.

The body was located near Te Atatu in the harbour around 9.30am. 

Kava, who was from Tonga and also had Samoan connection, was on an inner harbour cruise on Saturday evening and it is believed at some point during the night he has fallen over board.

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