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The Star: March 15, 2018

The Star: March 15,

SupreMe NewSpaper of The Year Thursday, March 15, 2018 Our fee is from 1% min fee applies FULL SERVICE FREE APPRAISALS Call Debra Hakaraia 0275 620 420 03 384 8600 The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch ARE YOU UP FOR IT? A photo of Jesel Royokada leaping at the finish line of last year’s Star Media City2Surf has become synonymous with the spirit of the event. Yesterday he was given a helping hand to practice his trademark leap by Star Media’s events team Jon Holmes and Vanessa Fleming before Sunday’s big event. When the Fijian Seventh-Day Adventist Church pastor crosses the line, he won’t be doing it alone. He has enlisted other parishioners from his church to run alongside him. •More information, pages 5 and 33 to 36 Health officials to apologise for stalled investigation into death • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HEALTH OFFICIALS will apologise to grieving father Geoff Booth over the stalled investigation into the death of his son Liam. Mr Booth laid a complaint with the Canterbury District Health Board after his 21-year-old son died of suspected suicide in October. He is questioning whether Liam received the necessary help in the weeks leading up to when his son was found dead in Beckenham Park near his flat. Last week Mr Booth contacted the CDHB without success to find out how the investigation was progressing. The Star then put formal questions into the CDHB also asking about the investigation. The following day (Wednesday), a CDHB family adviser phoned Mr Booth saying there was no record of the complaint made in October. Before then, Mr Booth said he had no communication from the CDHB since a meeting with key clinical managers in October. He met with managers last year to be informed there would be an internal review of Liam’s care along with a review from the Coroner. The review of Liam’s death is still active before the Coroner. Mr Booth said he was concerned about Liam’s case and questioned who else the CDHB could have let down. “Who else have they let down? Who else is waiting on something?” Mr Booth said. •Turn to page 5