06:37 A one year-old has drowned in a pond at a residential address in Kumeu, Auckland

04:47 Nine people are dead and two are still missing after two commuter trains collided head-on in southern Germany

04:42 A Taiwan court has ruled that the developer of a building that collapsed during an earthquake be held in custody

04:41 The man being sought by police after an armed incident in Hastings almost two weeks ago has been arrested overnight

22:38 Police say the death of a one year old reported missing in Kumeu but found by family in a pond, is being treated as a tragic accident.

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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