A Whanganui woman accused of leaving her baby locked in a car in public overnight is now facing further charges of leaving a child unsupervised.

She is said to have committed the second offence while on bail for the first.

The 30-year-old appeared in the Whanganui District Court yesterday, charged with leaving a child under 14 without reasonable supervision on January 15.

She also faced new charges of supplying methamphetamine, selling cannabis to three people, and driving while disqualified.

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She appeared in court on January 7 on a charge of neglect.

It is alleged the woman was by a locked car, intoxicated, on Boxing Day. Police took her away to prevent her driving, but it is claimed she did not tell them the 1-year-old baby was in the vehicle. The child is not said to have been harmed by the alleged incident.

A charging document states the woman failed to provide the necessities of life by leaving the child "in a vehicle untended overnight in a public place" and said this was "a major departure from the standard of care expected of a reasonable person".

At her latest appearance the woman did not enter a plea.

Defence lawyer Anna Brosnahan said Peter Brosnahan had been assigned to the case.

Judge David Cameron remanded the woman in custody until next Tuesday.