2 Apr 2016

Kiwi mum, 29, killed in Queensland

11:39 am on 2 April 2016

A New Zealand mother of four has been killed, allegedly by her husband in a frenzied stabbing, at their southeast Queensland home.

Police booze bus.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Sandra Peniamina's children, aged between five and 10, were believed to be have been sleeping at the house in Kippa-Ring when the 29-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds and died on the driveway on Thursday night local time.

Also from New Zealand, he was calm when police officers found him at the home.

The 35-year-old sustained hand injuries and was taken to Redcliffe Hospital, where he was charged with murder at a bedside hearing on Friday before undergoing surgery.

Paramedics, who described the scene as one of the worst they'd seen, did everything they could to save the 29-year-old New Zealand citizen.

Neighbours reported hearing yelling and some rushed to help Ms Peniamina before authorities arrived to the house.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk drew on the incident to make a public appeal for more to be done to stop domestic violence.