Rolleston ‘stable’, moved to Waikato Hospital

James Rolleston was transferred to Waikato Hospital from Tauranga Hospital yesterday afternoon.  He is in a stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

The award-winning 19-year old actor from Te Whakatōhea was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital following a car accident near Ōpōtiki at around 10.30pm Wednesday night.

Rolleston’s whanau has acknowledged the public outpouring of concern for the star of ‘Boy’ and ‘The Dark Horse’ in a statement through the Bay of Plenty District Health Board:

“The family would like to thank all the well-wishers who have sent so many messages of love and support, they are finding this a huge comfort at this time.

No further details will be released and the family will make no future comment and ask that their privacy be respected.”

Police say a second person in the car sustained minor injuries.