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.

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.<p>Hawke's Bay police …

Home Invasion

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 …

New Zealand News

Man dies after mobility scooter crash

Residents including off-duty fire fighters gathered to help a 91-year-old man after the fatal collision between his mobility scooter and a car, north …

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 …

Health Care

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.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 …

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 …

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 …

New Zealand News

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 …

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

Who will be King in the North? We hit the streets of Whangarei with Shanes Jones and Shane Reti.<p>Onehunga Sports, Bay Olympic and Central United are …

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 …

'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 …

New Zealand News

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 …

New Zealand News

Geraldine retiree forks out $1400 for 'rip-off' key

Geraldine retiree Dave Doy knew a spare key for his car would be expensive but he didn't expect to pay more than $1400.

New Zealand News

Recidivist police impersonator jailed for frauds on elderly in retirement homes

A recidivist fraudster who impersonates police before stealing credit cards has been jailed after fleecing nearly $10,000 from his unsuspecting …

Brave mum rushes to help when weapon-wielding men bash her neighbour

A brave Papatoetoe mother came to the rescue when three weapon-wielding men bashed and robbed her elderly neighbour.<p>The daylight attack has shocked …

Martial arts club members run to help disabled man attacked in the street

Several crashes, bad weather and cancelled ferries have made for frustrating Auckland morning commutes.<p>Auckland's most iconic building has just out …

Phone scammers target the elderly

Scammers claiming to work for telecommunications company Spark have successfully scammed elderly New Zealanders out of thousands of dollars.<p>Police …

Teen jailed after violent home invasion leaves Hastings pensioner in hospital

Chanel Te Ana Allen, now 18, was sentenced in Napier District Court for her role in a brutal home invasion that left a pensioner in hospital.<p>She took …

Nelson retiree takes overseas pension case to Human Rights Review Tribunal

Mal Larsen is taking his case over docked superannuation to the Human Rights Review Tribunal.<p>A Nelson retiree whose superannuation is docked because …

Offenders ransack Far North home within days of owner's death

"Lowest of the low" - that's how former MP Dover Samuels describes the thieves who ransacked a friend's home within days his death.<p>Phillip Thackwray …

Elderly man who was caught on camera being abused by caregiver has died

Piri Wiri Tua Hemi, 87, who in June last year was caught on hidden camera being slapped by his caregiver at a Hamilton rest home, has died.<p>The …

Waikato man slapped by rest-home caregiver dies after months living happily with family

Piri Hemi was 87 when he died in Waikato Hospital after spending many months living happily at home with his family in Rototuna.<p>An elderly man who in …

Road rage incident sees elderly man attacked over minor traffic incident

Police are on the hunt for the attacker of a 93-year-old man during a road rage incident in north Auckland and are calling for patience and tolerance …

Crime