Kenny Espinosa drowned despite being a confident swimmer.
Police were called to the Mangakahia Area School just before midday.
There have been 13 days in a row with no new cases of Covid-19 cases found.
Heavy rain, severe gales have the upper North Island in the firing line.
More than 90 lightning strikes have been recorded in New Zealand in the past two hours.
Answers to some questions business owners may be asking right now.
Up to 70 turkeys, ducks and chooks were left on the property with no plans for their care.
The area where the accident happened is reportedly a common crash site.
It may be wet today but winter is set to be warm and dry.
Fishing out west may not be the best idea this week.
Auckland and Northland are due for another deluge today.
Extreme heat is likely to cause more health problems in future, the Ministry says.