22:59 Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics beating Kazakhstani city of Almaty. Beijing will be first city to host both summer & winter Olys.

17:26 West Auckland police are combing CCTV footage after a man tried to abduct a 13 year old schoolgirl yesterday afternoon on Glendale Road.

16:45 The end of a Wellington retailing era with Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders voting to close the landmark Lambton Quay store after 152 years.

16:23 Phoenix Cola, Lemonade, Light Cola, Orange Fizz and Raspberry Fizz with best before dates of April-July next year have been recalled.

16:19 The Ministry of Education is investigating after two pre-schoolers opened a gate at The Cubby House in Palmerston North and fled onto a busy road.

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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