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e emergency department at Waitakere
Hospital is to almost double in size.
A major expansion to the physical size and
layout will see an additional 19 cubicles for
adult emergency department admissions,
four new rooms and extensive new patient
and whanau facilities.
Waitemata District Health Board's
$9.8 million expansion will extend the
emergency department footprint at the
hospital by 1313 square metres.
"It will see a new front-of-house zone
developed, which will include an improved
patient entranceway, reception and triage
areas designed for better patient privacy,
four ambulance bays and a whanau zone
to improve the experience for patients and
their families," said Waitemata DHB chief
executive Dr Dale Bramley.
" e space created within the existing
emergency department footprint will also
see the development of a new paediatric
zone, enabling greater utilisation of the
bed spaces and clinical resources." A new
corridor will also be constructed to connec
the emergency department front-of hous
zone and emergency ambulance bays with
the main hospital, providing a more e cien
route to the inpatient wards for ambulanc
Preliminary design for the project wil
commence this month, and construction
work will start in September. Completion
is expected by December 2015
--- APNZ-New Zealand Herald
Waitakere Hospital set for big expansion
Security footage has been
released of a man being sought
by Christchurch police over
assaults on sex workers early on
e images show a man
walking on Manchester Street
near the intersection with Bealey
Avenue at around 3am on Friday,
shortly before the rst of the two
attacks in the central city. e
second attack occurred about two
Police wanted to speak to the
man in relation to at least one
of the attacks, said detective
sergeant Richard Quested.
"We can't say for sure that
the two incidents are linked,
but there are similarities about
the descriptions, timing and
locations so we are keeping an
open mind on the possibility that
the same o ender was involved.
"We are appealing for this man
to come forward and contact
police --- and for any information
from anyone who can help us
identify and locate him." e man
police are seeking is described as
a Maori or Polynesian of solid
build, with long, straggly hair,
possibly tied in a ponytail. He
was pictured wearing a white or
Police want to hear from
anyone who may have seen the
incidents or any unusual activity
in the Manchester Street-Bealey
Avenue area around 3am and
5am on Friday.
It is likely a number of people
will have been in the area,
including sex workers, but also
people travelling to and from
workplaces, Mr Quested said.
Police will step up patrols in
the area this week to assist with
inquiries and provide reassurance
to street workers.
Inquiries are also continuing
into the assault on a 34-year old
man in Matipo Street, Riccarton,
on Saturday night.
e man was assaulted with
a spade, and is now in a stable
condition in hospital.
Police say they have identi ed
four young people who are
believed to have been involved
in the assault, and are following
positive leads to nd them.
Detective sergeant Valyn
Barrett said police are seeking
a blue 1994 Subaru saloon,
registration number ZH8066,
which may have a 'spacesaver'
tyre on one of the rear wheels.
Investigators are also asking
any witnesses to come forward
in relation to an assault on a 53-
year old man in Pateke Place,
A 40-year-old man was
arrested and appeared in court on
Saturday charged with wounding
with intent to cause grievous
bodily harm. He was remanded
in custody to reappear on 17
Anyone with information is
asked to contact Christchurch
police. --- APNZ
Police seek man over
sex worker assaults
A man who admitted assaulting a lone
Waikato police o cer has been sentenced to
nine months in prison.
But Jackie Maikuku will be released from jail
later today because he has already ser ved his
time, a court has heard.
Maikuku, 21, of Kawhia this morning
pleaded guilty to assault with intent to obstruct
a police o cer executing his duty.
e charge relates to an incident on January
11 last year involving local constable Perry
Gri n who tried to arrest Maikuku.
A charge of assault with intent to
injure police was withdrawn.
An agreed summary of facts read out in court
revealed Mr Gri n was o -duty and shing
with his son at the Kawhia wharf when he saw
an intoxicated and disorderly Maikuku also at
the wharf with a friend.
Mr Gri n went home and changed into his
uniform before returning to arrest Maikuku
on an outstanding warrant when the matter
In sentencing, Judge David Ruth said
Maikuku had already served his nine
months because he had been in custody
since the incident. Judge Ruth said he would
be released from prison this afternoon.
"I sincerely hope you and your community
can get on and put all of this behind you," the
Outside court Maikuku's father, Jackie
Maikuku snr, said his family were awaiting the
outcome of an investigation into the matter
that will be presented to the Independent
Police Conduct Authority.
He said his son was looking for ward to
returning to the community but said he
would be staying away from Mr Gri n,
and would try to stay out of trouble.
--- APNZ-New Zealand Herald
Prison sentence for man who
attacked lone police officer
Jesse Mulligan had a
much more important
date to prepare for
yesterday than his
nightly Seven Sharp
e tv host, comedian
and food reviewer
married his long-
time partner Victoria
a Grey Lynn home
entertained in a large
white marquee. e
ceremony was held
amid tight security,
presumably to protect an exclusive
women's magazine deal.
e bride, wearing a lacey cream
dress, was protected
from prying eyes with
umbrellas as she arrived.
Applause and music,
including a Taylor
Swift number, could
be heard coming from
the address. Wedding
guests, who included
fellow comedian Jeremy
Corbett, listened as
family and also the
crowd for being "good
and being patient"
during the warm
e couple have been
together for more than
10 years and have two daughters,
Hazel, two, and nine-month-old Daisy.
--- APNZ-New Zealand Herald
Mulligan weds long-time partner
ose seemingly inane
sel es on social media
will live on beyond
death and become a
valuable record for
future descendants and
historians, a visiting
American academic says.
Pete Seel is here to
research a book on "digital
immortality", and will give
a lecture on the concept
at Massey University's
Albany campus today.
describes the on-line
digital archive of writing,
photos, videos and blogs
that outlive the content's
creator or user.
e pervasiveness of
social media means
children growing up today
will have 60 or 70 years'
worth of personal content
that will ultimately
become a public record of
their life, Dr Seel said.
"It means that anybody
who has an active on-line
presence, that on-line
presence will long outlive
all of us.
consciously takes it down,
it will stay there pretty
much permanently as long
as servers are in business
and we have electricity."
Dr Seel said young
people were often
told about the more
immediate dangers of
content on-line, but
there were longer-lasting
e ects --- including
how descendants would
view their great-great-
grandfather or mother.
"I did a paper while
in college about my
grandmother's life. So
I interviewed her and
discovered all kinds of
facts that I wasn't aware
people born today, their
grandchildren will be able
to have access to a huge
amount of information,
some of which you may
not want them to know."
Others would also be
interested in trawling
through past generations'
"People joke about
tweets being about
trivial things, but
tweeting is often about
dailylife . . .for a
sociologist or historian
or anthropologist it's an
--- APNZ-New Zealand
lives on after death
A Dunedin man has changed his
name to the longest legally allowed,
after apparently losing a bet ve years
e 22-year-old man from Normanby
is now legally known as 'Full Metal
Havok More Sexy N Intelligent an
Spock And All e Superheroes
Combined With Frostnova' --- just one
character shy of Department of Internal
A airs' (DIA) 100 character limit.
A message on an on-line body
building forum, written by someone
describing themselves as a friend of
the man, said the name change was the
result of a lost poker bet and the man
realised his drunken consequences only
when his passport expired.
e story was published on-line
yesterday and widely shared on social
media. A person claiming to be the man
who changed his name contacted the
Otago Daily Times by e-mail saying he
did not want to be known for a stupid
He had applied to change his name
back to his original name, and expected
con rmation to arrive any day.
He said most of the information in
the story was incorrect, but declined to
be interviewed to clarify the matter.
DIA Births Deaths and Marriages
spokesman Michael Mead said the
change of name was registered in
e name met the requirements
of naming rules and the applicant
paid the fee and completed
the form correctly, he said.
Mr Frostnova could change his name
again any time by completing the form
correctly and paying the $127 fee, Mr
Mead said. e process takes around
Under Birth Deaths and Marriages
rules, new names must consist of one
surname, and one or more other names,
unless religious, philosophical beliefs or
cultural traditions require the applicant
to have only one name --- in which case
the applicant is required to provide a
letter of explanation.
Names may not be accepted if they
cause o ence to a reasonable person, are
unreasonably long, or without adequate
justi cation include or resemble an
o cial title or rank.
In 2008, Family Court Judge Rob
Mur tt publicly criticised some parents'
choice of names, after he ordered that a
girl named Talula Does e Hula From
Hawaii be taken into court custody so
she could change her name.
Names can also not include numbers
Rejected names in recent years include
Majesty, King, Knight, Princess, Justice,
Anal, V8, 89, Ma a No Fear, Lucifer,
full stop and *.
In 2007, a New Zealand couple tried
to name their child 4Real Superman but
were turned down because it contained
ey settled instead for just
and continued to
call the child 4Real uno cially.
--- APNZ-Otago Daily Times
Man's name change the
longest legally allowed
Whanganui's pound is in
for a major overhaul in the
wake of the furore over the
gassing of unwanted dogs.
A petition to outlaw
gassing of strays ---
launched by local woman
Charlotte Goldsworthy ---
attracted 62,600 signatures
across New Zealand and
the world from people
angry that the city still
used carbon monoxide to
euthanise unwanted dogs.
As well as changing the
method of euthanasia,
the pound will be under
the microscope after it
was found to be below
Council deputy strategy
and development manager
Jonathan Barrett told
District Council meeting
that, under terms of
legislation, the pound
fell well short of animal
welfare standards and
a review of the pound
facilities be carried out
and the costs involved
to improve the pound
gassing dogs and used
its emergency budget to
fund local vets using lethal
stops gassing dogs
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