The police say the two people found dead in a west Auckland home were a mother and her son.
Regina Kim Flowers, 47, and her eight-year-old son Dominic Flowers were found dead at a Henderson address on Friday night.
Detective Senior Sergeant Stan Brown says it is a tragedy for all concerned and the family's relatives are devastated.
He says the police are not looking for anyone else relating to the deaths.
Post mortems were held on Saturday.