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The first-ever investigation into abuse in care of Pacific people in this country opens today.
Microplastics have been found in high levels in shellfish across the Bay of Plenty prompting concern for both the marine environment and human health.
DHB chief executive Dr Kevin Snee hoped patients would be contacted within the next week, but said their well-being was paramount.
The Abuse in Care inquiry has wrapped up its public hearing looking at abuse of young people at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s.
The Solicitor-General has acknowledged the courage and persistence of survivors of abuse at the Lake Alice Psychiatric adolescent unit in the 1970s.
Clinical psychologist Victor Soeterik says he was an outside observer at the Lake Alice unit, though survivors describe him as the right-hand man to the unit's head.
Police are hoping to release a decision in early July on whether charges will be laid over allegations of abuse in the adolescent unit at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s.
Paul Zentveld, who complained to the United Nations about being abused as a teenage patient at Lake Alice psychiatric hospital, says the government is still failing to help victims.
Police have acknowledged failings in investigations into complaints made over abuse in the adolescent unit at the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s.
A survivor of abuse while in the adolescent unit at Lake Alice in the 1970s has ended up spending 40 of his 60 years in jail.
The Medical Council has apologised to survivors of abuse in the adolescent unit at Lake Alice Hospital in the 1970s.
A psychiatrist who worked in New Zealand in the 1970s says many people employed at psychiatric hospitals back then often had no relevant qualifications.
A former worker at the Lake Alice Hospital's child and adolescent unit says he now knows he was probably hoodwinked into believing ECT treatment was being done with the best intentions.
A staff member at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital says she was too scared to question the ill-treatment of patients in the child and adolescent unit in the 1970s.
A psychiatric nurse who worked at Lake Alice psychiatric hospital in the 1970s has described the use of electroconvulsive therapy on children as cruel and barbaric.
A man sent to the Lake Alice psychiatric hospital when he was just 15 years told has told an inquiry of the "lifelong, hideous effects" of electroconvulsive therapy he was subjected to.
A survivor of the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital has told the Royal Commission she was raped multiple times by the head of the child and adolescent unit, Dr Selwyn Leeks.
Alan Hendricks' father was a nurse in the child and adolescent unit at Lake Alice Hospital and he threatened his son that, if he did not behave, he would be sent there.
A clinical psychologist has likened the treatment given to young people at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s to tactics used by those such as the Nazi's secret police, the Gestapo.
"The pain was like razor blades cutting through my head". Kevin Banks was first sent to Lake Alice in 1973 at age 14. Today, he told the royal commission of Dr Selwyn Leeks' electroconvulsive…
People who were given electric shock treatment as a punishment while in the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s have given first-hand accounts to the Abuse in Care inquiry.
A survivor of Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital has recounted to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care how he was given electroconvulsive therapy mainly as punishment.
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission will today start hearing what happened to hundreds of young people while they were at the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital.
Residents in a rural area on the southern edge of Hamilton are angry at a nine-month closure of their road, saying it will put their lives at risk.
Waikato DHB has dismissed the idea that paying a ransom after its cyber attack would have been easier than having its entire computer system put out of action for such a long time.