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LETTER

Thank you to the public and Anne Tolley (National East Coast MP) who supported us in signing a petition and raising awareness for our cause to convince the Department of Corrections to reconsider using an Abbott Street address as a re-integration house to cater for child sex offenders. Thank you also to councillor Pat Seymour and Maori TV.

After many months of attempts at reasoning with the Department of Corrections, they finally made a concession where they agreed to not place anyone at this address who has a current or historical child sex offending conviction.

To the further relief of residents, the Department of Corrections has now withdrawn their interest for any use of the house at the Abbott Street address.

Our campaign was not just about Abbott Street, Gisborne but for every street in New Zealand. Don’t be afraid to fight to keep your neighbourhood as safe as possible.

The residents in our area hope that this refurbished house will now be used to accommodate a needy family in Gisborne’s current housing shortage.

Te Hapara Residents

Thank you to the public and Anne Tolley (National East Coast MP) who supported us in signing a petition and raising awareness for our cause to convince the Department of Corrections to reconsider using an Abbott Street address as a re-integration house to cater for child sex offenders. Thank you also to councillor Pat Seymour and Maori TV.

After many months of attempts at reasoning with the Department of Corrections, they finally made a concession where they agreed to not place anyone at this address who has a current or historical child sex offending conviction.

To the further relief of residents, the Department of Corrections has now withdrawn their interest for any use of the house at the Abbott Street address.

Our campaign was not just about Abbott Street, Gisborne but for every street in New Zealand. Don’t be afraid to fight to keep your neighbourhood as safe as possible.

The residents in our area hope that this refurbished house will now be used to accommodate a needy family in Gisborne’s current housing shortage.

Te Hapara Residents

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