As stated by Detective Inspector Scott Anderson:
Police remain at a property in Queen Street, Timaru today, after three people were located deceased at the property last night.
Police can now confirm that the deceased were children and siblings – two aged three, and one aged seven.
Emergency services also located a woman at the property.
She was transported to Timaru Hospital and is in a stable condition.
Those involved arrived in Timaru from South Africa in the last week.
The investigation into this tragedy is still in its very early stages, but we can confirm that nobody else is being sought in relation to the deaths of the three children.