Man, 82, has car stolen twice
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 7:00p.m.
Gavin Hayes is 82. He lives alone in a council flat in Rotorua and is by all means a very trusting, caring man.
But it's that kindness which has seen him lost the will to live after two teenage girls stole his car - twice.
Gavin was left with no reason to get out of bed, as bronchitis prevents him from even walking to the local shops.
But this isn't just a sad story, in fact it's a story which does go some way to restoring dignity to a man, who through no fault of his own, has lost it.
Watch Kate King’s report.
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6/12/2012 12:36:15 a.m.
Campell invest in a like button i want to like justins comment and get media attention for that!!...
26/10/2012 12:01:22 p.m.
"spear not the rod of correction"
20/10/2012 6:03:42 p.m.
Children are being brought up with no respect for the elderly or other human beings for that matter - respect starts in the home - schools should also have an elder care program where children learn respect for the elderly and maybe schools could do old folks home visits, or encourage the elderly to visit and help out too if they are able, or even just come and do a talk on old times...respect for the elderly is taught when children are young and needs to be brought back as part of learning.
18/10/2012 9:31:51 p.m.
Justin - you should contact Campbell Live and see if they can do a story on the elderly man you know. The community needs to rally around vulnerable people like this to give them support.
18/10/2012 12:02:14 p.m.
yay multiculturalism !!
18/10/2012 6:57:51 a.m.
It seems this is not an isolated case in Rotorua. I know of another elderly man who is lying in Rotorua Hospital to scared to return to his home due to local thugs. This man has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The family that has been bullying him have been doing so for at least a year and in that time they have bullied him out of his life savings, his car, his TV, even forced him to take out a loan so they can steal that money too. And worst of all they stole his confidence. Once his family found out what had been happening via the hospital they finally manged to convince him to press charges. Only issue was the family of thugs came to the hospital and gave him a black eye while he was in his hospital bed and told him to withdraw the charges. The Police know this family and there is nothing they can do because the elderly man is to scared to press charges. He is also too scared to return home.
Thugs like this should not be given the privlage of living in this fine country. The people of Rotorua need to realise this is happeniong in thier town and they have a major problem. Ideally these thugs should be pubically identified so we can all see them for exactly what they are. I think if you investigated this you would find it's not an isolated case.
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