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A request by the parents of Nicky Stevens for a district health board to withdraw its complaint to the Solicitor-General asking for a second coroner's inquest into their son's death, is being considered.

Waikato District Health Board's new commissioner Dr Karen Poutasi gave assurances to Jane Stevens and Dave Macpherson in a meeting today that she would consider their plea to drop the complaint.

In February the DHB, then headed by interim chief executive Derek Wright and board chairwoman Sally Webb, launched an attack on last year's inquest conducted by


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