Whānau look forward to birthday celebrations with Vicki Letele

  • Tāmaki Makaurau

E meatua ana, he whakatau kua puta mō te mauhere wahine e mate ana i te matepukupuku, mō Vicky Letele, tērā ka tukua ia i Te Whare Herehere o Wiri. E hāngai ana tēnei ki te tono a Te Ara Poutama me tōna whānau ki Te Poari Tuku Here kia tukua ia ki tōna whānau mate ai. E tūmanako ana te tūngane, a Dave Latele ka taea te whakahoki i tōna tuahine ki te kainga mō tōna rā whānau ā tērā wiki.

Anō nei kua tau te oranga ngākau o te whānau Latele, me te whakapono ka tuku moata atu tō rātou ake a Vicky Latele i te whareherehere.

Hei tā te Tungane o Vicky Letele a David, “Hopefully we should have an answer today or tomorrow.  It's her birthday on Monday, it probably could be her last birthday.  So we really want her to be home to enjoy that with her family.”

E toru wiki ki muri i whakakorengia te tono nā te whānau o Vicky me tana tira hauora i tuku ki te poari tukuhere, kia puta wawe atu ia.  Inanahi nā te tōrangapū o Te Ara Poutama i tohua ki taua poari kia tuku wawe atu ai ia, mō te aroha te take.

“Finally some common sense has prevailed.  And it is about compassion. Prison is about rehabilitation, there's not much point now when she only has four months left to live.”

Nō te marama o Mahuru nei i puta ai te whakatau, he matepukupuku i pāki a Vicky, i a ia i te whareherehere mō te hara taware, e toru tau e rua marama te whiunga.  I te rā nei ka tīmata tana rongoā hahau rawa i te hōhipera o Tāmaki Makaurau.

“She's been hooked up to that for eight hours.  She's feeling very, very tired. And umm, her immune system is gonna be run down, so it's really important that we get her home.”

E mōhiotia whānutia ana e te marae, ko Brown Buttaben, kaihāpai kaiwhakangungu, kaimekemeke anō hoki, me te tupono, kia kaua tetehi atu e pa mai ki tēnei tūāhuantanga.

“We were able to attract media, cause you know, who knows what could have happened if we didn't have all that.  This shouldn't happen in New Zealand.  You should be able to receive the care you need to get when you need it.”

E ai ki a Buttabean, he hākari te kaupapa hei whakanui i te rā whānau o tana tuahine, ka huri tōna tuarā ki ngā kai hauora.