06:21 A business in China's about to unveil a smartphone you can bend all the way around your wrist. You wear the phone like a watch or bracelet.

06:06 A tyre blowout is believed to be blame, for a crane that rolled and tipped near the Gold Coast, severing the driver's ear.

05:12 Police are investigating after a tow truck with a van on its deck was found well ablaze on Mt Eden Rd in Auckland early this morning.

05:07 US Police bracing for protests at a Donald Trump rally today in California, after chaos at a New Mexico event for the presidential nominee.

05:05 Speculation has been mounting over the past few days that Apple is set to enter the electric car business.

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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