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Family "sincerely sorry for causing panic"

Tue 24 Jun 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Anahera Rangitaawa has severe injuries from the fall A member of severely injured transgender woman Anahera Rangitaawa has apologised for ‘causing panic’, saying they were advised she had been attacked. Police have concluded the injuries the 33-year-old Aucklander received in Palmerston North in the early hours of Saturday morning are not suspicious, and she fell from a tree. “Thankfully Palmerston North is not the Transbash capital of New Zealand,” Rangitaawa’s aunt says in a statement. “The family are sincerely sorry for causing the panic... but that was the initial details they were given. “I too apologise, and [am] so grateful that Anahera is recovering and out of the coma. “I would like to thank you all for the outpouring of sincere kindness that you have all shown in this near tragic event.” Rangitaawa came close to death after the fall, and has bleeding and swelling of the brain, multiple skull and face fractures, broken eye sockets and a broken shoulder blade. She is recovering in Wellington Hospital.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 24th June 2014 - 11:59am

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