ACC Minister Nikki Kaye yesterday met Acclaim Otago
representatives, after a major report, released by the ACC
claimant support group last week, said many injured New
Zealanders faced ''serious barriers'' to justice.
Kieran Black (9), of Dunedin, Christchurch physicist Dr John
Campbell (72) and student Alex Caulton (20) step quickly
across glowing charcoal embers during a firewalking
demonstration at the University of Otago last night.
University of Otago design students are urging the university
to heed their concerns about proposals to ''axe'' university
design studies and have suggested two alternatives that might
allow the discipline to continue.
A big Dunedin study of recent ACC court appeals is a
''wake-up call'' for New Zealand to live up to its
international obligations on the rights of people with
disabilities, says Peter Sara, a Dunedin lawyer who has been
dealing with ACC cases for more than 30 years.