27 Aug 2015

Call for roll out of wahakura to curb Maori SUDI rates

From Te Manu Korihi, 5:48 pm on 27 August 2015

The alarmingly high rates of sudden unexpected death in Maori infants is prompting calls for a nationwide roll out of wahakura or baby sleeping pods. Between 2008 and 2012, 31 babies unexpectedly died in the Wellington region alone, 70 percent of them Maori. More than 100 people gathered at Kokiri Marae in Petone today to address the problem, and Te Manu Korihi reporter Leigh Marama McLachlan was there.