Outrage sparks March for Moko events

Moko died after being abused and beaten by his caregivers. Photo / Supplied
Moko died after being abused and beaten by his caregivers. Photo / Supplied

Nationwide outrage at the violence which killed 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri has sparked Kiwis to march against child abuse.

Taupo toddler Moko died after being kicked, slapped, stomped on and bitten over several weeks by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa, who had been entrusted to care for him.

The pair had originally been charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a charge downgrade which has sparked outrage.

Kiwis across the country were now banding together to march against child abuse tomorrow.

"I will march for Moko" campaign was started by a group of like-minded mothers around New Zealand.

About 990 Aucklanders have confirmed to attend the march on Facebook.

Over 1000 Cantabrians have committed to march for Moko and about 936 in Hamilton.

Nationwide marches on Sunday, May 22

Whangarei: Haven Falls Funeral Home, 139 Bank Street, 1pm.

Auckland: Aotea Square, 1pm.

Hamilton: Child Matters, 480 Angelsea St, 1pm.

Tauranga: Outside Parton Rd Community Kindy, Papamoa, 2pm.

Wellington: Riddiford Gardens, Laings Road, Lower Hutt, 11am.

Nelson: 1903 Square, below Cathedral Steps, 1pm.

Christchurch: Cranmer Square, 1pm.

- NZ Herald

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