LATEST: Bones found near Pohokura have been identified as animal remains.
A trench was being dug for cable to be laid when the bones were discovered about 4pm yesterday.
Police senior sergeant Allan Whaley said the bones were "old and crumbly" and workers had stopped digging and covered them with a tarpaulin.
Archeologists and iwi were to be contacted today.
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