A concerned shopper broke into a car and removed two babies who were left unsupervised at an Auckland shopping mall.
It comes after a Wanganui health professional pleaded guilty to manslaughter after her child was left in a hot car and died earlier this year.
So what are the dangers leaving children unsupervised in cars?
Child Matters chief executive Anthea Simcock joined Paul Henry to talk about the issue.
She says leaving young children in cars unsupervised is never acceptable.
It is illegal to leave a child under the age of 14 years without reasonable provision for their care.
This applies to being left home alone or in a car.
By law, they must be provided with reasonable supervision.
Watch the video for the full interview.