06:10 The logging industry wants an investigation into foreign buyers snapping up immature trees.

06:02 An investigation is underway after a miner died in an overturned 50 tonne loader at a Waihi mine.

04:09 Pharmac's decision to fully fund HPV vaccines for all children from next year is expected to have a huge impact on a raft of cancers.

04:05 A commemorative service to mark the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine in Gallipoli next month has been cancelled following unrest in Turkey

01:19 A man, 29, has died following a work place accident at OceanaGold mine in Waihi last night after his loader rolled.

Fri, 18 May 2012

Christchurch Mother of 12 upset by public reaction

Michael Laws speaks to Olivia Carville, journalist from The Christchurch Press about the story of Shanita Araipu and her family. The single mother used to reside in a house nextdoor to murdered Jason Somerville. Shanita's family home burnt down in 2009 and they lost their second house to the February 2011 earthquake. Her story generated a wave of response yesterday, though most comments were about the number of children Shanita has, rather than her housing situation. She is due to meet with a ministry official today after the Ministry of Maori Affairs stepped in to help her situation. 18th May 2012

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