Child dies on dairy farm in Opotiki
UPDATED: A child has died on an Opotiki dairy farm, WorkSafe have confirmed.
The incident occurred on Thursday evening and involved a child being fatally injured, says a statement from WorkSafe.
Police say the person who died was on the farm, rather than working.
This is the third death on a New Zealand farm in the past week, following two tractor deaths, one in Te Kuiti and the other in Hastings.
A WorkSafe investigation has been opened.
EARLIER: A person has died while on a farm in the Bay of Plenty.
Police confirmed that the death occurred on a farm in Ōpōtiki on Thursday evening.
A police spokeswoman said that WorkSafe will be advised.
The death has been referred to the coroner.