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Suicide Prevention Office Debacle - Parents Of Nicky Stevens Say Ministry Will 'have Blood On Its Hands' If It Proceeds

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 10:02 am | Dave Macpherson

The parents of Nicky Stevens, a victim of suicide in 2015, have slammed Te Whatu Ora/The Ministry of Health for its proposal to disestablish the Suicide Prevention Office as part of its Government-mandated cuts to health services. “Both the Ministry ... More >>

Te Huia’s Offer Of Help To Stranded South Auckland Rail Passengers Spurned By Auckland Transport

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 5:26 am | Dave Macpherson

Auckland Transport won’t accept an offer from Waikato councils for the Te Huia rail service to pick up train-less passengers in Pukekohe for the trip to and from Auckland, during the months-long closure of the AT Metro train service. The refusal ... More >>

Shock, Horror - Endless 'Taxpayers' Union Official Information Requests Cost Hamilton Ratepayers Dearly

Friday, 9 April 2021, 2:02 pm | Dave Macpherson

A Hamilton City Councillor has released results of an Official Information request showing ‘Taxpayers’ Union Official Information requests have cost Hamilton ratepayers over $60,000 in the last three years. Councillor Dave Macpherson obtained the figures ... More >>

Waikato DHB apologises, and withdraws complaint

Friday, 26 July 2019, 8:37 am | Dave Macpherson

ollowing a mediation meeting in Hamilton yesterday (25th July), Nicky Stevens’ whanau and the Waikato DHB have reached an agreement that includes the following: • An apology by the DHB to Nicky’s family • The withdrawal of the DHB’s complaint ... More >>

Friends of the gambling industry attack Hamilton Mayor

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 4:24 pm | Dave Macpherson

3 months ago Hamilton City Council voted to oppose Sky City’s attempt to add 60 more pokies into its Hamilton Casino, and following that also voted to support a true ‘sinking lid’ to gradually reduce the number of pokie machines around the ... More >>

Meeting with PM “Best hope” for Nicky Stevens whanau

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:31 pm | Dave Macpherson

The highly publicised case of Nicky Stevens who died in 2015 while in the legal care of the Waikato DHB is to be put before the Prime Minister next week. More >>

Support for suicide bereaved families needed

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 3:26 pm | Dave Macpherson

The parents of Nicky Stevens, who died in 2015 while in the legal care of Waikato DHB’s mental health unit, have strongly backed a call for the Government to provide free legal support for families of those bereaved by suicide. More >>

Statement from Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 5:11 pm | Dave Macpherson

I have been informed this afternoon of the intention by the Minister of Health to sack the Waikato DHB Board in 2 weeks if if does not give sufficient reason for him not to do this. More >>

Nicky Stevens’ family gutted by Waikato DHB’s demand

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 7:56 pm | Dave Macpherson

Nicky Stevens’ grieving family gutted by Waikato DHB’s demand to Govt for a completely new inquest into his death, and removal of previous Coroner More >>

National shows hypocritical Christmas Grinch approach

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:48 am | Dave Macpherson

The Chair of Hamilton City Council’s Growth & Infrastructure Committee, Dave Macpherson has responded strongly to an attack on the Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service, approved by the Government’s NZTA agency in the last few days. More >>

Nicky’s death was “avoidable”, says Coroner

Friday, 7 December 2018, 7:36 pm | Dave Macpherson

Nicky’s death was “avoidable”, says Coroner Coroner Wallace Bain has formally found that our son and brother Nicky Stevens’ death was as a result of suicide. That is one more figure to add to the awful suicide statistics in this country, but ... More >>

Government Appoints DHB & MoH Group to Advise What to Do

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:57 pm | Dave Macpherson

Government Appoints DHB & MoH Group to Advise What to Do About the Mental Health Inquiry Recommendations.... More >>

City Council welcomes Hamilton buses back

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 11:43 am | Dave Macpherson

City Council welcomes Hamilton buses back onto the city roads as lockouts and pickets end More >>

Hamilton City Councillor supports GoBus drivers

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:38 am | Dave Macpherson

Hamilton City Councillor Dave Macpherson, chair of the Council’s Growth & Infrastructure Committee, has publicly supported Hamilton bus drivers who have been locked out of their jobs by GoBus management, as a result of the drivers’ claims for fairer wages. More >>

Coroner’s Hearing into Nicky Stevens’ Death

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:58 am | Dave Macpherson

Nicky Stevens’ Death While a Waikato DHB Patient: Coroner’s Hearing to Take Place Next Week More >>

Statement by Dave Macpherson regarding Board Chair

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 6:20 pm | Dave Macpherson

Statement by Waikato DHB elected member Dave Macpherson regarding Board Chair's position There have been a number of public calls in recent days for the resignation of Waikato DHB Board Chair Bob Simcock, arising out of the $218,000 expenses claimed ... More >>

Open letter to Waikato DHB Member to Chair

Monday, 9 October 2017, 4:03 pm | Dave Macpherson

Dear Bob I am concerned at your reported comments in the media – particularly those in the Waikato Times - where you are reported to have stated that you “have the full confidence of the Board”, in relation to the issues arising from the CEO’s ... More >>

Dave Macpherson Asks Why Waikato DHB Board Not Informed

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 8:49 am | Dave Macpherson

Elected Waikato DHB Board member questions why Board not advised of death of baby after delayed C-section at Waikato Hospital More >>

DHB Deficit Is Real & Cannot All Be 'Saved Away'

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 8:56 am | Dave Macpherson

A Waikato DHB member has criticised his DHB’s Chair and the Minister of Health for claiming in media interviews that Waikato DHB will be returning a ‘break-even’ budget for the 2017/8 year. More >>

Heavy-handed orders to DHBs rejected by DHB member

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:46 am | Dave Macpherson

An elected member of the Waikato DHB has sharply criticised a Ministry of Health instruction to DHBs for them NOT to ensure pay equity increases are provided for mental health workers in their areas. More >>





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