A 1-year-old boy is dead after drowning in a pond in Kumeu northwest of Auckland last night.
Police were called by ambulance services to a residential address on Matua Rd about 8pm.
It was understood a search had been underway before the boy was found.
Inspector Peter Raynes of police northern communications said the child was found in "tragic circumstances".
"The child was soon located by a family member in a nearby pond and was unresponsive," police said in a statement.
"Attempts were made to resuscitate the child, however they were unsuccessful.
"At this stage there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident and the death is being treated as a tragic accident."
The child was transported to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.
More details would be released in this morning, Mr Raynes said.