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More young people are absconding electronic bail.
ZB newsroom can reveal there were 108 such incidents in the year to June this year, up from 58 the previous year.
Youth development worker Aaron Hendry told Mike Hosking officials need to think more about the environments these young people are being placed in.
He says in some cases, young people are being placed in emergency hotels, effectively being transitioned into homelessness, and they're expected to stay there.