25 Aug 2016

Nia Glassie's mother sent back to prison

6:33 pm on 25 August 2016

The mother of Rotorua girl Nia Glassie, who was killed in 2007, has been recalled to prison because she is an "undue risk to the safety of the community".

The three-year-old, who had suffered brain injuries, died in Starship Hospital in August that year.

Two brothers, Wiremu and Michael Curtis, were convicted of her murder.

Lisa Kuka was paroled in September 2014 while serving a nine-year sentence for her daughter's manslaughter.

The Department of Corrections said Kuka breached her parole by living at a non-approved address.

It said she also breached the condition of not living with a child, or having a child stay overnight.

Northern Region Acting Operations Manager Ana Cullen said the department's priority was the safety of the community.