Obese kids to be sent to CYF if parents fail to help

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NZ Herald 1 April 2015 A proposal to refer obese children to child protection services has been slammed by a child health expert. Professor Wayne Cutfield, director of the Liggins Institute at Auckland University, told Newstalk ZB it was “incredibly…

Obesity Needs A Community Response, Not CYF

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Media Release 1 Apr 2015 Family First NZ is supporting calls for intervention in families where obesity is an urgent health issue, but says that intervention by CYF and removal of children from their families will only exacerbate the problem.…

Parents concerned over online risk

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NZ Herald 31 March 2015 Parenting Place researcher says instilling ‘good character’ best defence against accessing unsavoury content. The hidden dangers of the online world are a growing concern among parents, as screens of all shapes and sizes become a…

Litigious Approach to School Discipline Worrying Trend

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Media Release 30 March 2015 Family First is warning that a litigious approach to school disciplinary decisions will undermine the authority and special character of individual schools and has the potential to send some schools bankrupt. The comments come in…