Police have confirmed this morning they are still investigating the cause of a child's serious injuries in Tauranga.

Police said on Monday they were investigating the circumstances in which a child presented at Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries on the afternoon of April 3.

The child was then transferred to Starship Hospital.

Police could not provide any identifying details at this time and no other updates.


This is the fourth incident involving a seriously injured child since Christmas last year.

On March 29, 17-month-old Sadie-Leigh Gardner was critically injured in Tauranga and died at Starship Hospital.

Officers were called to a Maungatapu property on March 27 at 4.30pm after reports a child had been injured.

The child was admitted to Tauranga Hospital then transferred to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.

On March 21, 2-year-old girl Nevaeh Jahkaya Whatukura Ager was found dead on tidal flats in the close-knit town of Little Waihi after police were initially called to the area because of "reports of a public disorder".

Police are currently conducting a homicide investigation into the girl's death after receiving results of an autopsy on her body.

On December 30, a 3-week-old baby boy suffered serious injuries in Welcome Bay.

Detectives involved in the investigation confirmed on January 3 the injuries were not the result of an accident.

Police were notified after the baby was taken to Tauranga Hospital. He was then flown to Starship Hospital in Auckland.

• Anyone with information that could help the investigations can call Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.