Man arrested over death of Hāwera toddler

By Piripi Taylor

A 27-year-old Hāwera man has been remanded in custody after the death of 2-year-old girl, Esme Claire Kinraid. 

The man has been charged with assault in relation to the death and will appear in the Hāwera District Court tomorrow. 

Further charges against the man are likely as the investigation continues. 

The girl was found by Emergency Services who were called to a Hāwera address on Friday night but were unable to revive the infant.