Police have named the ten-month-old who drowned at a house in Putaruru last night as Elliott Nicholas Allen Whitehead.
Fire and ambulance staff attended the scene but could not resuscitate Elliott.
A scene examination will take place at the Putaruru residence this morning.
A post mortem is currently underway.
EARLIER: A 10-month-old baby died in a suspected drowning at a Putaruru home last night.
Police were called to the home about 8pm.
Ambulance staff attended but were not able to revive the baby.
A Northern police spokesman told the New Zealand Herald the tragedy involved a drowning.
No further details regarding the deceased or family are available at present.
The scene remained closed overnight while police conducted a scene examination.
The death has been referred to the coroner.