Police have today released the name of the baby who died in Auckland’s Starship hospital on Friday.

Auckland City Hospital and Starship children's hospital.Auckland City Hospital and Starship children’s hospital. (Source: istock.com)


He was 10-month-old Chance Kamanaka O Ke Akura Aipolani-Nielson.

In a statement on Sunday Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor said police “believe the baby’s injuries were non-accidental, and investigations are ongoing into the circumstances”.

A homicide investigation is underway into Chance’s death.

Anyone with information that may assist police with their inquiries are asked to call 105 and reference Operation Angora.