A midwife facing allegations of professional misconduct was
yesterday accused of ''lying by omission'' by Health and
Disability Commissioner director of proceedings Aaron Martin
during the second day of a Health Practitioners Disciplinary
Tribunal hearing in Queenstown.
A story told to author Maxine Alterio several years ago,
involving an incident on board the troop ship
Marquette in October 1915, was the inspiration behind
Lives We Leave Behind - her third fictional novel.
About 4500 people descended on the Queenstown Recreation
Ground on Friday night to watch a pre-season Super rugby
fixture between the Blues and the Highlanders. Tracey
Roxburgh was there with her camera.