17:24 Five people have been arrested on drugs and firearms charges after raids in the Taihape area.

16:08 Police have confirmed that the death of a person in a car fire on SH 1 at Tuamarina, north of Blenheim, is not suspicious.

16:07 Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye is vehemently rejecting claims Winston Peters was kicked off a school bus for political reasons.

15:37 A 14- year old boy is now charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death after the Masterton crash in which two 15 year olds died.

15:36 Nelson police are investigating a report of a sudden death at a property in Marlowe St.,Stoke.

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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