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May 2015 Newsletter

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In this issue

What does SST mean to you?

Someone once said it is not a matter of how LONG you have lived – but how you have LIVED! For me life has been an amazing journey, and the last 14 years since starting SST has been the most incredible…

Child Abuse Sky-Rockets

Between 2008 and 2013, recorded offences of violence, sexual assaults and neglect of children rose 68%. Over the same five years to 30 June 2013, more
serious child assaults have increased by 83%…

A Huge Shift for the Future

What Professor Henaghan has achieved at Otago University is a huge shift in thinking; acknowledging the profound effect of being the victim of all forms of serious violent crime including domestic violence…

New Zealand’s Courts – A Travesty

My wife and I retired to Hawke’s Bay approx. 4 years ago. Prior to retirement I was employed by the Ministry of Justice in the Canterbury area as a Collections Officer/Bailiff with Deputy Registrar duties. Many reforms later I was employed as a Bailiff only…

Frivolous Court Appeals

My brother Philip Nisbet was murdered by his wife Helen Milner (AKA the Black Widow) on the 3rd May 2009. After 2 years fighting to convince the police it was murder, not suicide (even though the Detective in charge admitted on numerous occasions he knew she murdered him and kept saying they didn’t have the level…

Sir Russell Pettigrew – Our Tribute

Sensible Sentencing Patron and well known New Zealander, Sir Russell Pettigrew died recently after a short illness. Sir Russell, 94, was born 10 September 1920 and died 20 March 2015…

Thug Avoids Jail – Victim Left Court in Shock

A Hastings man, beaten and left for dead during an unprovoked and brutal attack, was in total shock when the thug who attacked him avoided jail time…

SST is on the Road

Due to some fantastic sponsorship we have two cars on the road in Hawke’s Bay and Wellington. We thank Judy Ashton for our Wellington car and George Billings for our Hawke’s Bay car. It’s a fantastic way of getting the SST brand out there. I am sure Leigh and Garth will fly the flag well…