Dunedin mother takes children on burglary excursion


Dunedin mother takes children on burglary excursion

A Dunedin mother took her two sons on a family outing with a difference – to commit a burglary.

The youngest boy, 12 years old, sat in the car while his 28-year-old brother raided a shed on a Pine Hill property late on April 19 last year, a court has heard.

”It’s just unbelievable,” Judge Kevin Phillips said.

Tania Mere Taumata (51) was due to be sentenced at the Dunedin District Court yesterday but the hearing was adjourned so home detention could be assessed.

Her older son, Southland man Chancey Kahn Wairau, was jailed for five months after admitting his role in the crime and ordered to pay $1900 reparation.


/ Industry News

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