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Long road for abuse survivor
Long road: Barbara Mullen, left, starts her Napier
to Porirua walk accompanied by Child Matters
communications team members Janine Evans,
Amandeep King, Rachel McGuire, and Barb's
partner and main support Pat Southee.
By DIANE JOYCE
TALK THIS FRIDAY:
This Friday Children's Commissioner Dr
Russell Wills will be in Havelock North to
discuss New Zealand's ''national
disgrace''. He will address the
Government's Green Paper on
Vulnerable Children, which is open for
submissions until February 28. See:
The little bit of discomfort Barb
Mullen might experience walking
nearly 800 kilometres will be a
breeze'' compared to the hell
some New Zealand children go
through at the hands of their
She started her walk from
Napier last Wednesday, just as
child protection trust Child
Matters released a statement say-
ing children living with non-
related adults are 50 times more
likely to die from abuse than those
who live with their own parent.
As Ms Mullen, an abuse sur-
vivor herself, walked along the
road heading out of Napier on
Wednesday, she said just looking
at her nine-month-old grandson
could move her to tears,
wondering how anyone could
harm a little one just like him.
She would be on the road for
nearly a month, walking from
Napier to New Plymouth, via
Taupo, and then down to Porirua.
Ms Mullen was determined to
raise awareness of the plight of
child victims, not only those who
made the headlines after being
killed at the hands of their carers,
but also the survivors, who went
on to live a life sentence''.
I'm desperate to get the word
out. Nothing is too much trouble if
we can stop this terrible abuse of
As well as raising awareness,
the Porirua resident was also rais-
ing funds for the charity Child
Matters, which trained people to
recognise abuse and advised them
of actions they could take.
Child Matters promotional staff
joined Ms Mullen for the first
morning of her walk. Janine
Evans said the effort Ms Mullen
was making to get the message
about child abuse to the public
was so courageous and brave'',
particularly given her own history
It would have been hugely
traumatic for her, and now she's
putting it out there for everyone to
see so that
dren don't go
secret'' which did not get dis-
cussed until a child was killed.
We need to talk about it, speak
up, everybody can do something.''
One issue is the dangers posed
to children living with an
unrelated adult in the home.
The organisation's academic
services manager Amanda
Meynell said international
research showed that any non-
related adult in the home
increases the risk to the child . . .
so for any parent the introduction
of any unrelated adult to the home
must be carefully considered and
the risks taken into account.''
She cited United
which concluded that
children living with
were nearly 50 times
as likely to die of
abuse injuries than
those living with
either two biological
parents or a solo
Ms Mullen is
updating her pro-
gress. See: link
Waitangi Day: Minutes before
official celebrations got underway,
members of Hawke's Bay
Genealogist Society and Westshore
Sea Scouts were preparing for a re-
enactment of the settlers' arrival at
the Waitangi Day Family Festival, in
Clive on Monday morning. A civic
ceremony was followed by
At the Hawke's Bay Regional
Sports Park Ngati Kahungungu
kicked off Tatau Tatau E Waitangi
celebrations with an opening
ceremony, as volleyball and netball
competitions got underway. A
crowd of about 5000 was expected
to pass through the 30-hectare
facility over the day. In its second
year, Tatau Tatau E celebrated
family, community and nationhood,
Ngati Kahungungu iwi event
manager Te Rangi Huata said.
For more photos of both Waitangi
Day events, see next week's
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