Timaru triple tragedy: Candlelight vigil outside home where three young girls murdered, allegedly by mother

A candlelight vigil outside the Timaru home of three young girls allegedly killed by their mother will be held tomorrow night. Lauren Dickason has been charged with murdering daughters Liane, 6, and 2-year-old twins Maya and Karlan at their Queen St home last Thursday night. The South African family had

Timaru tragedy: Woman charged over death of three children

Police have arrested and charged a 40-year-old woman with murder in relation to the death of three children in Timaru last night. The woman is due to appear in the Timaru District Court tomorrow morning. A scene examination will continue at the Queen Street address tomorrow. “As this matter is

Baby tragedy: Teen couple win apology from midwife after losing their daughter

A teenager remembers being excited while getting rushed to hospital to give birth, not knowing her precious baby girl was already dead. “We had prepped her room and everything … we couldn’t wait to share her with our big whānau,” the grieving woman says in a Health and Disability Commission

Maternity tragedy: Health board ‘deeply sorry’ over death of mum and baby three days after birth

A raft of changes have been made to maternity care by the Auckland District Health Board after the death of a mother and her baby three days after she gave birth. An investigation revealed a number of gaps in the system that enabled the new mum to self-discharge with “early