The four-year-old girl who drowned at Rotorua's Lake Rotokawau has been identified as Mystique Genuine Pairama.
Mystique died at the lake after a water incident on Monday, the fifth water-related death of the holiday period.
She was originally from Upper Hutt.
A rāhui was placed on the lake after her death.
In an obituary, her family remembered 'Stiquey' as a "a bright, intelligent, beautiful girl".
"You will forever be in our hearts. Gone but never forgotten," they shared.
Her death has been referred to the coroner.