Fire: Selwyn Road, Rolleston - Canterbury
Location: Selwyn Road, near Shands Road, Rolleston,
3.00pm on Thursday the 10th of January 2013 two large scrub
fires were reported on Selwyn Road near Shands Road,
Currently police are assisting
fire with evacuating properties in the area.
are advised not to return to their properties until advised.
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Gordon Campbell: On Failures Of Care For Those With Mental Disabilities
Hard to imagine a more disturbing insight into the treatment of the vulnerable than the Health Ministry report on Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau. The Ministry has found that the country’s only kaupapa Maori intellectual disability residential care provider has been “seriously dysfunctional.”
The ministry says the business has failed to recruit and retain quality staff – and says the kaimahi (caregivers) that have been employed are seriously unsuitable for the job, lacking basic knowledge. But Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau doesn’t get all the blame. The report says there’s a significant gap under disability laws to ensure there’s oversight by qualified clinical professionals. More>>