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Kirsty Johnston

Kirsty Johnston is an investigative reporter at the New Zealand Herald.

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  • 9 Feb, 2017 10:00am
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Melevesi's song Under The Bridge was recorded at BigPop studios this year for the Herald film of the same name, about a year inside Papakura High School.
  • 3 Nov, 2016 9:24am
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The mum whose complaint about a cell-like seclusion room at a primary school sparked a proposed law change says it's "what she wanted most".
  • 14 Oct, 2016 12:58pm
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The Chief Ombudsman will investigate the use of seclusion rooms in schools, following reports that locked "time out" rooms had been used to restrain children.
  • 29 Aug, 2016 5:00am
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Disability carers have warned the government their sector is in crisis, with systemic underfunding giving rise to dangerous situations they predict will end in tragedy.
  • 20 Jul, 2016 10:05pm
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'We feel the doors have finally been flung wide open for other intellectually disabled people and their parents,' says mother after winning court battle against Government.
  • 15 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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Photos have revealed the squalid conditions in which an autistic man is being kept "like a caged animal" at a disability care unit in the Waikato.
  • 8 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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The lack of clarity around patient seclusion has emerged after the Herald revealed the case of autistic man Ashley Peacock, who has been keep in isolation for years.
  • 7 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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An autism advocate has condemned the seclusion of Ashley Peacock saying "he didn't commit a murder, and you wouldn't have done that even with a murderer."