The child died following an assault early in February.
They were left lost for words.
Officials are adamant it's not COVID-19.
"We have a lot of work to do to get those international visitors back."
She was found dead in Tauranga a week ago in connection with a homicide.
"I hate to say this, but we will see it in other parts of New Zealand at some stage."
Enquiries into her death are ongoing.
He was in a car and firing shots at police.
Shots were fired from the car as they sped through the city.