55 days ago

Autistic man "extremely traumatised" after assault

Caroline Williams Reporter from Western Leader

Green Bay local Bradlee Mackay, 23, was left traumatised and with bruises on his face after he was allegedly "beaten up" by a man and a woman near the Green Bay shops on Monday afternoon.
Mackay, 23, has a mental age of 8 and only gained enough confidence to walk to the shops alone in the last few years.
Mackay often found it hard to explain things, older sister Karlee Brokenshire said, and would not speak to her on the phone following the incident, which was "very unlike him".
The family encourages anyone with information to get in touch with the police.

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Public Toilets in West Auckland

Matt from Henderson

I know what needs to happen though is we need more

rest rooms or toilets though on some main streets.
Yes Lincoln Road, has the only public toilet area
that I know that people can do their 1's and 2's so
to speak, but there is just no other. I do a lot
of walking with my part time paper run and
advertising run . I walk around Woodford Ave,
Buscomb Ave, one half of Lincoln Rd delivering
Western Leaders. There is no public toilets around
these areas.
Probably if you can go to the Police Station and
ask if you need to use the toilets, maybe, or the
other one I can think of is the public toilets near
where the Pak N Save in Henderson used to be.

I do have a good bladder though. My paper run I do
around Woodford Ave,Buscomb Ave and Lincoln Rd have
no toilet area than the police station, the BP on
Lincoln Rd(but then not busting to go) or the
public toilets in Henderson. If you can recommend
myself holding on to my urine for 2 hours long
before going to the Henderson Public toilets, then
I think we need to put more toilets somewhere.

I also do a advertising run down Larrisa Rd, and those back streets, Zodiac Rd, half of Universal Road and back onto Harrington Road and up on Rathgar Road to finish off my advertising run.
Same deal no public toilets in sight whatsoever. Could use the BP Toilet there on Swanson Road, but too far to walk all the way up Swanson Road, ask to use the toilets there, then walk all the way down again. Needs to be somewhere closer.

To Phil Goff, can we invest in some money getting some toilets put in around in West Auckland? Much appreciated.

Matt