Six years on from the deaths of his two young sons, Chris Kahui has become a family man - living with a partner and young children in a religious family.
He is living with pastor's daughter Marcia Ngapera, with whom he has a daughter, now aged 3. However, although he lives with the girl, he is never allowed to be alone with her.
The couple's profiles on Facebook hint that they might be married. Ms Ngapera, who has a teenage daughter from a former relationship, has changed her online name to Ngapera-Kahui. Attempts to talk to the couple yesterday were unsuccessful.
They met at the Faith Family Baptist Centre in Panmure, where Mr Kahui was sent under the terms of his bail after his arrest for the twins' murders.
Although at first he was forced to live separately from his partner and daughter, he was granted permission by Child, Youth and Family in 2010 to move back into the family home.
CYF operations general manager Marama Edwards said the daughter had lived with both her parents since 2010.
“This included a requirement that all [Mr Kahui's] contact with the child must continue to be supervised by approved family members. This means he must not be alone with the child. The plan continues to be reviewed by the Family Court every six months.”
Mr Kahui's first-born son with Macsyna King, Shane, has been living with family members since 2006. They have permanent care of him.
A message on the Kahui family's phone yesterday said they were not taking calls.
But on Facebook, Mr Kahui lists his interests as hanging out with his family, computer, the beach and PlayStation. He is still "friends" with Stuart King, Macsyna's brother, who was playing on a PlayStation with Mr Kahui as the twins lay dying.
Mr Kahui also has a second Facebook page, under his seldom-used first name, Sonny, which shows photos of him with three children and his partner. The page is named after the dead babies, Cru and Chris.
In 2010, Mr Kahui began a lawn-mowing business, CK Lawns.
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