A Tauranga woman has been charged after allegedly leaving a baby alone in an overheating car last week.
The baby was left in a car on Gravatt Rd in Papamoa Beach last Thursday, at the height of a nationwide heatwave.
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The 21-year-old woman will appear in court next week charged with neglecting a child.
Police can’t confirm how long the child was in the car before being found.
There have been a string of similar cases in New Zealand over the past couple of weeks as a sweltering heatwave hit the country.