15:41 There will be a Game Six of the NBA's Western Conference Final after the Warriors beat the Thunder 120-111 in Game Five.

15:41 Two of the country's largest media companies, NZME and Fairfax NZ, have applied to the Commerce Commission to merge their operations in NZ.

15:18 South Island motorists are being urged to take extra care on alpine passes this weekend, with snow due to hit from early tomorrow.

15:18 Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has stumped up with another $9.7 million to cover the cost of a new hospital on the West Coast.

15:16 Russell Tully, convicted of murdering two women at Ashburton's WINZ office, is protesting his innocence, saying he was mentally unwell.

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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