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Tony Ryall Wrong

Tony Ryall Wrong

Tony Ryall is completely wrong in his claims that the Corrections Department is not acting to deal with the concerns of the Hunt family, Corrections Minister Mark Gosche said tonight.

Mr Gosche, who spoke to the family this afternoon, said that firm action was being taken to address the family’s concerns.

“Today the offender has been instructed not to stay in the street where the family lives, or visit her relatives there. This is completely contrary to Tony Ryall’s claim that the department would not move the offender.”

Ryall also claimed that “low-level” staff met the family.

“In fact they were among some of the department’s senior staff – the area manager, the service centre manager, a respected kaumatua and the probation officer responsible for the case.”

“Tony Ryall is making political capital out of this family’s distress.”

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