At approximately 0300hrs on the
25/12/12, the Police and Fire Service were called to a fire
at a residential property in Henderson.
The fire caused
extensive damage to the property and the eight occupants who
were at home at the time of the fire, all escaped without
Police investigations indicate that the fire was
deliberately lit and a male known to the occupants of the
address is assisting Police with their
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Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy.
In its original incarnation in the early 1970s, ACC had been a globally innovative “no fault” scheme whereby accident victims surrendered their right to sue those responsible – on the understanding that they would receive compensation at a level that, as Woodhouse famously stated, would be sufficient to enable accident victims to fully participate in social life... More>>