Fresh calls for safety improvements to school buses have come from the parents of a girl killed in the rural Far North as mourners gathered at a tangi for the latest accident victim.

Hinerangi Iese was farewelled at Waiora Marae, in Ngataki, yesterday morning, followed by interment at Houhora Cemetery.

The 12-year-old, described by Pukenui School principal Carolyn Smith as ''the brightest, bubbliest girl who sang like an angel'', was hit by a truck and trailer after getting off a school bus on State Highway 1 north of Houhora on Friday.

She was airlifted to Auckland's Starship Hospital where she

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