The woman arrived in New Zealand in 2011.
Kaniva News reports she had been granted a limited general visa for one month to enable her to visit one of her brothers here. She was pregnant and gave birth to her son in June 2011.
He is a New Zealand citizen by birth.
The son’s father is a Tongan citizen with residence in New Zealand. The appellant applied for a further visitor visa in June 2011, but her application was declined. She has remained in New Zealand illegally since then.