Fatal Car Crash
One person was killed in
a car crash on Rutherford Road Pukekohe Saturday morning.
The crash occurred at about 1115 am. Emergency services
attended but the occupant of the car died at the scene. The
Police Serious Crash unit are investigating the cause.
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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.”
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