A woman has died after jumping off Petone wharf, police say.
A witness saw the unidentified female take off her shoes and jump into the water about 1.30pm.
Inspector Paul Jermy said the witness called police immediately and a police launch set off within a minute of the call.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter staff were called in to help with the search.
The woman was pulled from the water 15-20 minutes later but CPR was unsuccessful.
Her death has been referred to the coroner.