Emergency situation at Rolleston youth justice facility

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 06, 2023 |

An emergency situation is unfolding at a youth justice facility in Rolleston.

Multiple police units, St John ambulances and a fire appliance have been called to Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo, an Oranga Tamariki facility this evening.

A police spokesperson said they didn’t have any information that they were aware of.

When Chris Lynch Media called Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo, a woman on the phone referred all questions back to police.

A Fire and Emergency was notified at 9.20PM.

A spokeswoman confirmed an appliance was sent to the facility to assist police.

Chris Lynch Media understands the facility has been placed into “lockdown.”

Oranga Tamariki has been approached for comment.

A Corrections spokesperson said the department didn’t have anything to do with the facility and referred media to Oranga Tamariki.


Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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