Government criticised for blaming assaults on copycats
The government's being criticised for blaming a sharp rise in assaults on Work and Income staff on copycats.
CORRECTION: This story states that there was a surge in assaults on WINZ staff and that 46 staff members were attacked in a year. This is incorrect information that was based on figures released to Radio NZ by WINZ. In fact, 11 members of staff were attacked in a year. WINZ has apologised to Radio NZ for supplying incorrect information.