A man and woman charged over the death of a Taupo toddler have appeared in court.

The pair, who were granted interim name suppression, appeared in Rotorua District Court today charged with assault on a child.

The charge relates to an incident on Monday when 3-year-old Moko Sayviah Rangitoheriri was admitted to Taupo Hospital with critical injuries

He died before he was able to be transferred to Starship Hospital in Auckland.


The summary of facts has also been suppressed in the interim.

The pair were remanded in custody and will next appear in Taupo District Court on September 10.

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