You can listen here.
Not twice but three times he said that 'we' need to deal with poverty or more of this will happen.
What an insult to the many thousands of parents who would be financially in the same boat as the killers were, but who still manage to make their children's safety and well-being paramount.
Resorting to the poverty excuse is just facile.
( I can agree however with Mansfield's assertions about mental ill health. But even that has many of its roots in the welfarism - not poverty.)
Update: RNZ has written up some of his statement to media:
"As a country we need to stand back and we need to look at how we're dealing with poverty. There's extreme poverty out there and where there's poverty there's stress. And all of the reports on child abuse show us that where there's stress there's going to be higher rates of child abuse."