Yuki Hamasaki was a student of the King's Education Language School and died in the CTV building last February.
She was just 23.
You wouldn't blame Yuki's family for resenting New Zealand, but when they came over to identify her body they also came to appreciate the region their daughter loved.
So much in fact, they have built a special house in her honour - to provide a haven to the foreign exchange students that will come after her.
Watch the report by Natasha Utting.