16 May 2023

Woman charged with murder over Ruakaka deaths

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 16 May 2023

Murder charges have been laid over deaths of two children in Ruakaka.

Detective Inspector Bridget Doell of Northland CIB said they have charged a woman in connection with the homicide investigation underway in Ruakaka.

The woman will appear in Whangarei District Court today, charged with two counts of murder.

Detective Inspector Bridget Doell said it is a distressing situation for the family involved, first responders, and police officers.

RNZ reporter Amy Williams spoke with Ingrid Hipkiss.