District: Bay Of Plenty
Short description: Fatal Crash
At about 5pm two cars collided on State Highway Two near
Lindemann Road , 1km north of Katikati. Emergency services
are at the scene. A person is deceased as a result of the
crash. Traffic is advised to take alternative routes.
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On The Inadequate Response To Sexual Violence Prevention
On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in March, ACC launched the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims scheme – a package aimed at improving the attitudes of ACC staff towards sexual violence victims, and offering them more substantive support.
Hopefully, this will help to reverse the damage done with the insensitive, punitive ACC policy put in place by the incoming Key government in 2009, which in some parts of New Zealand, saw 90 per cent of sexual violence victims being turned away by ACC. More>>
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