Fayana Helu v Safaia Helu [2016] NZFC 2974

Published 01 August 2016

Care and protection application — parenting order application — custody order — children in need of care or protection — Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989, ss 14, 67 and 78. Declaration made under s 67 of the Act that children were in need of care and protection under grounds s 14(1)(a), (b) and (f). A backdrop of domestic violence and alcohol abuse existed. Mother sought leave to withdraw applications for the discharge of the s 78 custody order having accepted the making of a care and protection declaration to be appropriate. **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.