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A free presentation by Louise Nicholas open to the public, 6 Nov

Louise is a survivor of childhood and adult rape. She was a victim of a crime committed against her by serving members of the NZ Police. She is a survivor of a justice system that saw her battle her way through 2 deposition hearings and 5 court cases.

Date: 6 November 2013
Venue: Saxton Oval (Cricket and athletics end of park)
Time: 7pm followed by a cuppa and a chance to ask questions

Louise Nicholas is first and foremost a wife and mother. Louise has been married to her husband Ross for 25 years and together have four children.

My family is my life.  Without their love, support and encouragement I would never have walked the rocky path to seek the justice I felt I deserved or been able to take on the role of Survivor Advocate with Rape Prevention Education

Louise works within Rape Prevention Education (RPE) as Survivor Advocate.  This is a New Zealand/Aotearoa-wide role.

Louise’s work has her liaising with survivors, their  families and communities.  She represents survivor perspectives in service development and the sexual violence and abuse services sector (networking, providing advocacy and advising).  Louise is on the Tauiwi Caucus of the Executive Committee of TOAH-NNEST (Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual
Violence Together)   She was voted NZ Herald’s New Zealander of the Year 2007 and was also placed in the top 10 as one of “New Zealand’s Living Treasures”.

Louise co-wrote the bestselling book LouiseNicholas – My Story with Phil Kitchin (the Dominion Post reporter who broke Louise’s story in 2004 that led to a full Police investigation by Operation Austin and a Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct).


Adele Richardson
03 553 0024