23:12 Sinead O'Connor's safe & receiving medical treatment, after a message about her taking an overdose was posted on her Facebook page.

19:41 Canterbury Police staff are being stood down with a fire near New Brighton in Christchurch now successfully contained.

16:13 More charges are likely after a car was driven into a group of people in Nawton, Hamilton last night.

15:50 Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae's being sent best wishes from his government for his heart surgery recovery. He was operated on today.

15:48 Four people have been rescued from Mt Tarawera, near Rotorua after a helicopter landed heavily, causing minor damage. No one is injured.

Thu, 31 May 2012

Paula Bennett orders investigation into Ngaire Kura Tukiwaho case

Michael Laws speaks to social development minister Paula Bennett about the case of Ngaire Kura Tukiwaho and the accidental smothering of her two-month old son in her car. The minister explains the background to the lady's case and agrees that Tukiwaho is completely unfit as a parent. Tukiwaho was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday for the death. Child, Youth and Family have been asked by the minister to investigate the woman's situation, including the status of her other children. 31st May 2012

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