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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