16:34 Spanish fourth seed Rafa Nadal is through to the third round of the US tennis Open after a straight sets win over Italian Andreas Seppi.

16:24 Police are investigating a high-speed chase around Tauranga Harbour which left boatie Shaun Hardy of Katikati fearing for his life.

15:18 The rail network is 60 ks shorter today than it was yesterday with KiwiRail shutting the northern-most section from Kauri to the logging yard at Otiri

15:17 Senior police are backing the actions of two officers who shot dead 21 year old David Cerven in Auckland's Myers Park last year.

15:15 Mexican President Pena Nieto has tweeted that he made it clear to Donald Trump that Mexico would not pay for a border wall.

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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