Two recent homicide cases involving children have sparked calls to end the right to silence, statements in a recent media item reveal an investigation spanning 2004 to present, carries the names of 12 children whose killers have never been brought to justice. .
The right to silence is enshrined in the Bill of Rights Act. Like most countries in the western world, New Zealand authorities can’t compel people to talk, "Aside from a few exceptions, we all have – all the time – a right to silence,
Expressed in the article their views echo their outrage
“Some say the right to silence allows child abusers to escape punishment, and the law needs to change.
“The rights of victims to justice and the urgent need for offenders to be held accountable far outweighs the right to silence and other privileges that families may seek to use to mask their guilt or involvement.” these occurred in such cases as He was referring to cases such as Staranise Waru,Chris and Cru Kahui,Atreyu Taylor-MateneandSoul Turany– babies and toddlers whose violent deaths in the past two decades remain unsolved. its “unacceptable” people are refusing to talk when a child is killed,"
Yet i know of no law which prevents the police publicly naming the person's of interest relevant to each case, completely acknowledging the public shame this will bring to the family the culture the tribe what ever is appropriate to each case.
Thus family peer, tribal, or cultural pressure is brought to bear on the individual responsible leaving one of two option to remove the abhorrent stain on the community concerned: to reveal or to ostracise the miscreant either action brings the perpetrator into the light
Most of you may know that located within the Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre building is Veterinary Referral Services (VRS), which receives companion pet referral cases from their primary Veterinarians all over the Waikato. These patients require care that is complex, or requires skills and equipment that is beyond the function of their primary vet.
The team comprises of;
🐕Veterinary Surgeon Dr Ian Millward BVSc (Dist.), Cert. SA Surgery, MMedVet SA Surgery (Dist.)Vet
🐈⬛Referral Nurse & Administrator Sarah Wilson DVN, RVN
🐩Vet Referral Administrator Linley Herbert CVN
🐈Vet Referral Nurse Leeann Ruddell DVN, RVN
Changes are on the horizon for the Vet Referral team with work beginning on a newly built clinic attached to the rear of our building. Not only will it mean changes for the VRS team but our Hamilton Small Animal Vets Centre will now expand into the space left behind, creating a more dynamic, up to date and spacious work area. We will keep you posted with pictures and updates, watch this space!!
We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.
We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New Zealand businesses.
Please join us in welcoming Competenz and stay tuned for job listings and other exciting content!
The Ministry of Social Development has recently updated the Guide for Carers, a valuable resource for those who care for family, whānau, āiga or friends with a health condition, a disability, an injury, or a physical or mental illness.
It covers a range of topics such as financial help, assessing needs, getting help at home and being able to take a break from caring.
The Guide for Carers is available online now: bit.ly...
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