4 Aug 2021

Woman's urgent protection order application hearing delayed after 14 month wait

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 4 August 2021

A Wellington woman is devastated her application for an urgent protection order has been delayed because the court didn't tell her a hearing date had been set.

The woman - we're calling 'Trish' - filed the application fourteen months ago, but won't step foot in court for at least a few more now.

It's another delay that's left her feeling frustrated and disillusioned with a system that's supposed to be helping her.

Political reporter Anneke Smith has the story.