Ms Kerepeti is a 59 year old woman of Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, and Ngāti Mutunga descent. She will give evidence of her experiences of abuse in care from 1974, including physical and sexual abuse in the Dundas Road Family Home. At the age of 13, she was placed in Bollard Girls’ Home, where she underwent an internal medical examination by a male doctor, and was placed in solitary confinement. She was raped by the principal of Bollard, and her medical records confirm that she subsequently had a miscarriage. She also spent two years living on the run, after absconding from Bollard at the age of 14. She will give evidence of the impact of abuse in State care on her life, and the redress process that she undertook with ACC.
So far, more than 2,644 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,644 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.
We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako