9 Jan 2012

Woman in court on double manslaughter charges

11:20 am on 9 January 2012

A woman has appeared again in Tauranga District Court on two charges of manslaughter following the deaths of her daughters in a crash on Christmas Day.

Merepeka Morehu Clark, 14, and her sister Brooklyn, 13, died after two cars collided on Welcome Bay Road in Tauranga.

Phillippa Morehu, 36, was remanded on bail to appear again on 23 February.

Two others are also facing manslaughter charges in relation to the incident. They will appear in court later this month.