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More of our elderly are giving up on life

NZ Herald 28 August 2013 Old people are at high risk of suicide as they try to cope with living on the pension and fewer social interactions, a Wairarapa advocate for the elderly says. The comments follow the release of…

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Australian politicians think they know better than you as well

Kevin Rudd says he won’t force his same-sex marriage views on the public with a referendum Herald Sun 26 August 2013 PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has declared he is not going to “ram” his views on same-sex marriage “down the…

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Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

The Foundry 22 August 2013 Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony—even when doing so would violate…

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Experts ponder euthanasia link in old-age suicide rate

Stuff.co. 27 August 2013 Elderly men are taking their lives at a high rate, and the chief coroner has raised the possibility of a link with euthanasia. Suicide figures published yesterday highlighted the lack of information about people who died…

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Christchurch gambling culture revealed

Stuff.co 24 August 2013 Flashing lights, loud noises and an instant hit. It’s no wonder gaming machines have been labelled the “crack cocaine” of gambling. Non-casino pokie machines are causing serious damage to communities, prompting the Government to announce a…

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Race on to overturn transgender bathrooms

WND 22 August 2013 How many parents would accept this scenario? Their 16-year-old daughter comes home from public school in tears of  humiliation to tell them that several boys from the football team shared her  locker room while changing for…

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Banks to ‘cherry pick’ loans

NZ Herald 22 August 2013 New loan restrictions mean the “poor middle-class” hoping to buy their first home will be left out in the cold as banks cherry pick their ideal customers, mortgage brokers say. However, borrowers wanting low deposit…

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Select Committee hears CYF complaints process doesn’t work

Radio NZ News 21 August 2013 A select committee has been told that Child, Youth and Family’s complaints process is laborious, time-consuming and ultimately ineffective. A complainant, Graeme Axford, says his complaint to the service’s advisory panel in 2009 was…

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Gardasil: Guarding or Gutting Our Youth?

The Healthy Home Economist 15 August 2013 When I was in medical school, I had my first abnormal Pap, and it was quite abnormal, a precancerous lesion described as CIN2 (now revealed to be one of the most inaccurately diagnosed pathologies). I…

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