The body of a baby was discovered this morning at a reserve in Mangere at 8:30am today.
A member of the public was walking through Mona Avenue when they came across the body.
Police are yet to confirm any details but the deceased baby is believed to be very young, possibly a newborn.
The scene has been cordoned for a forensic examination to be carried out, this is expected to take some time.
Police have serious concerns for the well-being of the baby's mother. They're now focusing on identifying the woman.
They're asking anyone who has any information to contact police immediately.
Further updates will be provided at a later date.
Anyone who wishes to speak with police can call Counties Manukau Crime Squad on 09 261 1321. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.