On the computer screen in surgeon Grant Christey’s office is a map of the Midland district his trauma system covers. It takes in major centres, including New Plymouth, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Gisborne, and comprises five district health boards: Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Waikato.
A pair of red woollen booties sit perched at the end of Kaihī Kaka's crib.
The 10-day-old infant is wrapped in a home-made blanket, donated by a woman from Tokoroa.
The gifts are warm and thoughtful, his mother Samantha Lee says, but also a painful reminder the pair were spending Christmas Day in hospital, away from her partner and two older children.