Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Statement on behalf of Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean

Media statement on behalf of Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean

Christchurch earthquake – update 3

25 February 2011

Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean says his team of experts has continued their efforts to formally identify victims of the Christchurch earthquake and hopes to release further bodies back to their families in the next few days.

The Coronial response team has been working with pathologists and other experts at temporary mortuaries at Christchurch Hospital and Burnham Military Camp.

The Chief Coroner met with Police officials in Wellington today and plans to travel to Christchurch next week while Coronial staff have also held briefings with MFAT and diplomatic representatives.

Judge MacLean also re-iterated that any information that could assist the identification of victims should be given to Red Cross through their phone line or their on-site staff.

“Every little bit of information helps us to get loved ones back to their families - distinguishing marks and clothing, where dental records can be obtained, their last known location and photos,” Judge MacLean says.

To assist families a list of funeral directors operating in the Christchurch area has been posted on the Coronial Services section of the Ministry of Justice website.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Earth Day: Global March To Defend Science In NZ Saturday

The March for Science movement emerged in the immediate wake of President Trump’s inauguration as he moved quickly to curtail the power of the Environmental Protection Agency and limit the ability of government agencies to communicate scientific evidence.

Since then it has broadened to “champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity”. More>>

'Opening The Election' Video: Nicky Hager And Mike Joy On Science, Spin, And Society

In two videos relevant to the March for Science from Scoop's 'Opening The Election' forum, Massey University's Dr Mike Joy spoke about promoting science in the face of government spin and journalist Nicky Hager offered a checklist of issues to promote for an open civil society. More>>

 

Health Workers Respond: People's Mental Health Report Released

The People's Mental Health Review reinforces a recent YesWeCare.nz survey of 6,000 health workers, which found nine in 10 believe they don't have the staff or resources to deliver the care Kiwis need when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

More Mental Health:


Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Aged-Care Settlement

Until yesterday, a National government has always been the sworn enemy of women seeking justice in the workplace, in the face of gender-based pay discrimination. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news