Elder Abuse In New Zealand

By The NZ Orator | Among all the crap going on in New Zealand, there are plenty of abuses of the elderly. The elderly are raped, robbed, bashed and and murdered in New Zealand with monotonous regularity and there appears to be nothing anyone can do about it. New Zealand is an ageist, violent country, especially against those who can not speak for, or defend themselves.

Retirees rely on state pension as savings run out

Most retirees will use up their savings in just 10 years and rely solely on the state pension after that, a new research suggests. More than …

Retirement

Police hunt for Christchurch handbag snatcher

Police are hunting for a handbag snatcher who robbed a woman on a Christchurch street.

New Zealand News

Thieves burgle dead man's house

The thieves who broke into the home of a recently deceased man have been described by his brother as the "scum of the earth".Two weeks ago Gavin …

New Zealand News

Rest home ordered to pay resident's son $10,000 for breaching care

Consumer NZ is calling for an independent inquiry into rest homes after an elderly resident soiled herself while waiting almost three hours to go to …

Man who repeatedly kicked mother's pet poodle labelled 'cruel and despicable'

A man kicked his mother's prized poodle so hard it was left with a dislocated leg and ruptured liver.

Crime

Burglars steal 85-year-old pensioner's life savings and passport while he works in garden

Burglars have robbed an 85-year-old pensioner of his life savings - and his passport - while he was gardening.Lu Qing Zhai, originally from Liaoning, …

New Zealand News

Couple responsible for appalling case of elder neglect get parole

In October 2016, Erica and Terrence Heppell were jailed for two years and nine months for the ill-treatment of an elderly woman.<p>After spending a year …

Unpaid Christchurch rates accounts rising, elderly 'foregoing' necessities

Age Concern Canterbury chief executive Simon Templeton says some older ratepayers put paying rates before paying for food.<p>The number of unsettled …

Elderly woman and daughter in 'nasty' home invasion

An elderly woman and her daughter are in shock after armed men wearing disguises attacked them in their Hastings home last night.Hawke's Bay police …

New Zealand News

Pensioners in poverty: Quarter of caravan park residents over 65

Increasing numbers of pensioners are struggling so much to make ends meet they're turning to campgrounds and caravan parks for accommodation. Zac …

Housing

Christchurch crash victim Eileen Pearce, 86, inspiration for elderly post-quake insurance battlers

Pearce said she hated the person she had become in the dispute with Tower Insurance.<p>A woman who died in a car crash in Christchurch became the face …

Man dies after mobility scooter crash

The scene of the fatal collision between a car and a 91 year old man on a mobility scooter on Waerenga Rd, Otaki, near the Aotaki St intersection. On …

New Zealand News

Elderly Kiwis fund surgeries by selling their homes, Grey Power says

Surgeons warn of "looming crisis" as demand for hip and knee replacements set to double by 2026.<p>Elderly Kiwis are being forced to sell their homes to …

Thief targeting elderly in their smoke alarm con in their homes

A man going door-to-door offering to service smoke alarms has been stealing handbags, wallets and other valuables from elderly people.<p>Waitemata …

New Zealand News

Rest home sinks following pay equity settlement

Dozens of elderly Aucklanders are grappling with the news their Remuera retirement village is closing its doors.<p>The families of residents living in …

Struggling rest homes 'need $10m' to adjust to pay equity deal

Rest homes struggling to pay higher wages under a landmark pay equity deal need $10 million to help stay afloat, their industry group says.<p>Tens of …

New Zealand News

Rest homes fear closure following pay equity settlement

<b>Residential aged care providers are feeling “horror and disgust” as they learn that the Government’s pay equity funding won’t cover their costs,</b> …

Grandmother kicked out of her own home

One Bay grandmother was kicked out of her own home by family - and follows government concerns that elder abuse is a serious and growing …

New Zealand News

Homeless man found dead outside Manurewa Methodist Church

The second homeless man has been found dead in the last two weeks of wintry conditions, huddled under his sleeping bag on the back step of a church. …

New Zealand News

'Please leave me alone' - Rotorua pensioner burgled four times this year

Thieves have ripped a Rotorua pensioner's security cameras and alarms from his wall - the fourth time this year he has been targeted by burglars.<p>It's …

New Zealand News

Woman prevented from seeing her mother after rest home issues trespass order

Colwyn House, in Hastings, offers care for people with dementia.<p>A woman has been trespassed from her mother's rest home, and says it is because she …

Husband set to pick up fraudster's $310k reparation debt

Deena Coster/FAIRFAX NZ<p>John Thomson talks to media after the re-sentence of his sister Helen Williams.<p>The husband of a fraudster who stole $320,000 …

New Zealand News

Too many of New Zealand's elderly going hungry - report

A desperately-ill Kiwi toddler can stay in the country after her Tongan parents get residency.<p>Police hunting alleged offender after violent assault …

New Zealand News

Man dies after street fight in South Auckland

A man in 60s, who died after being bashed in South Auckland, was reportedly a good Samaritan trying to stop a street fight.<p>Emergency services were …

New Zealand News

'It's my history dammit. That's what hurts.'

JAY BOREHAM/Stuff.co.nz<p>John Wagland lost 50 years of memories when a thief stole his video camera and tapes and he wants them back.<p>When 97-year-old …

71-year-old man kicked, beaten in Hamilton bus stop

He was simply worried about the bus stop getting damaged but it resulted in a Hamilton great-grandfather getting brutally beaten and left bloodied on …