The mother of three young girls who were found dead just days after the family finished hotel quarantine, has been charged with their murder.
New Zealand Police have charged Lauren Dickason, 40, with the murder of her two-year-old twins, Maya and Karla, and their six-year-old sister Liane.
Ms Dickason is due to appear at Timaru District Court on Saturday morning while a crime scene examination continues.
The bodies of the three children were discovered at a home in the regional town of Timaru, on New Zealand's South Island, on Thursday night.
Lauren Dickason, 40, has been charged with the murder of her two-year-old twins, Maya and Karla, and their six-year-old sister Liane
The family had just relocated from South-Africa in order to start a new life and had just finished their 14-day hotel quarantine stay when the tragedy unfolded.
Emergency crews discovered the grisly scene after they were called to the home on Queen Street about 10pm.
Ms Dickason was then rushed to Timaru Hospital, where she remains in a stable condition.
The childrens' father Graham had