Boy dies following incident in Opotiki

On Saturday 13 October at about 8.40pm two boys were injured in a fall on the old Opotiki School grounds.

They were taken to hospital, one in a critical condition and one in a serious condition.

Last night one of the boys died from his injuries.

He was Te Hawiki Hona Kiri-Te Amo (known as Hawiki).  He was 16 years-old from Christchurch.

Our thoughts are with Hawiki’s family and friends at this difficult time.

His death has been referred to the Coroner.