Wellington public transport complaint resolved
Human Rights Commission
15 November 2005
public transport complaint resolved
A meeting was held by
the Human Rights Commission today to mediate a complaint
made by a visually impaired boy concerning the use of his
'blind pass' on a Wellington Stagecoach bus.
agreed that the meeting was a positive one and that the main
issues raised in the complaint had been addressed.
two parties would meet again as part of their
Both parties have agreed that no further public
comment would be provided other than this statement.
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