Christchurch Mother of 12 upset by public reaction

18/05/2012



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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