Police have released the name of the child who died in a crash near Rerewhakaaitu, south of Rotorua, on Friday night.
He was Ashton Maharaj, 5, of Manurewa.
Emergency services were called to a report of a vehicle that rolled on State Highway 38 between Brett and Rerewhakaaitu Rds about 10pm.
Several other people had a range of injuries and were taken to hospital.
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An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.