04:33 A seventh person will appear in court today in relation to the country's biggest meth seizure in Kaitaia two weeks ago

04:28 Christchurch's Redcliffs School will learn its fate next week - It was forced to relocate following the quakes and wants to return to its former site

04:18 The Paris prosecutor's office is opening a manslaughter investigation into the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 which plunged into the Mediterranean sea

04:09 In his first address to MPs since his resignation, David Cameron said it'd be up to his successor to start the formal UE withdrawal process

04:08 The mother of Moko Rangitoheriri, who died at the hands of his carers, is now fighting to regain custody of her other children

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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