14 Apr 2014

House issue lost Kuka planned parole

12:48 pm on 14 April 2014

The mother of murdered Rotorua toddler Nia Glassie won't be considered for parole again until September, after her release was revoked.

Lisa Michelle Kuka is serving a nine-year sentence for the manslaughter of the three-year-old in 2007.

Kuka was granted parole in February but the Parole Board decided not to release her and has just released its report on the reasons.

It says problems came up with the accommodation organised for Kuka when she left jail.

The board says revoking her release came as a shock to Kuka, and it was followed by two misconducts and concern about what it calls her mood management.

The board says the redevelopment of the release proposals should not be rushed, and it will see Kuka again in September.