News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Child, Youth And Family Explains Kingslea Delay

Child, Youth and Family is meeting with Shirley residents and other interested parties tonight to further explain why it is now unable to commit to shifting youth justice operations from the Kingslea site by 31 October 2002.

The department had been looking to locate a new youth justice facility in Templeton but it was decided, for a number of reasons, that this was unsuitable. Following this decision, it was believed that the 31 October 2002 timeframe could still be met and this advice was communicated, in good faith, to residents at a meeting in August. However, a closer examination of the time required to find a new site and to build the new facility has now established that the earliest the youth justice young people can be off the Kingslea site is September 2003.

At tonight’s meeting, Residential Services Strategy project director Debbie Sturmfels was to explain in detail why it will now be at least September 2003 before the youth justice young people can be removed from Kingslea.

“I have apologised personally and on behalf of the department for not being able to honour the commitment I gave to residents at the meeting in August.

“The process the department undertakes to satisfy the requirements of the Resource Management Act is extensive and takes time to complete. Not all parts of the process are within the control of the Department.

“Community consultation is a significant part of the process and we have learnt that community feedback is important and want to provide time for community involvement.”

Child, Youth and Family is now hoping to announce a potential site for the proposed new South Island youth justice facility early next year so that a notice of requirement for a designation can be lodged later in 2001. Construction can begin once the necessary approvals have been obtained. It is intended to have the new youth justice facility operating by the end of 2003.

“Besides holding community consultation once a site for the proposed South Island youth justice facility is announced, I will maintain a dialogue with local residents about the future of operations at Kingslea and ensure they get the most accurate information possible,” says Ms Sturmfels.

Media contact:
Stephen Ward, National Media Advisor
04 918 9124 or 029 504 077


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news