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This will cause a stir!

Children’s hyperactivity ‘is not a real disease’, says US expert The Guardian 30 March 2014 One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, whose work has been acknowledged by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, has suggested that attention deficit hyperactivity…

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Can you just stop fighting please?

Stuff.co.nz 30 March 2014 When Carl*, a businessman in his 50s, went to the Family Court a decade ago to try to improve his access to his two young children, it was a nightmare. “It’s incredibly draining. You’ve been through…

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Superb news!

Chows’ super-brothel plan is off NZ Herald 30 March 2014 Strip club owners the Chow brothers have dropped plans for a controversial, central-city, 15-floor super-brothel, in a last-minute backdown welcomed by opponents of Auckland’s burgeoning flesh trade. The proposed brothel,…

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Day care bugs increase hospital risk

3News 29 March 2014 New Zealand children placed in day care are 48 percent more likely to be hospitalised with an infectious disease than those who aren’t in day care, a new study has found. The research, presented at the…

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Family mealtimes to become official measure of national ‘happiness’

The Telegraph 31 March 2014 Eating meals together as a family is to be officially recognised as a mark of happiness as part of David Cameron’s plan to measure Britain’s national “well-being”. For the first time, the number British families…

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Men get behind baby bonus plan

NZ Herald 28 March 2014 Voters are evenly split over Labour’s promise to pay most parents of newborns $60 a week for a year according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey. In the survey taken this month, 47 per cent said…

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Sanity prevails!

World Vision Reverses Decision to Hire Gays ABC News 27 March 2014 Facing a firestorm of protest, the prominent Christian relief agency World Vision on Wednesday dropped a two-day-old policy that would have allowed the charity to hire Christians in…

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Legal highs a curse, says councillor

Stuff.co.nz 27 March 2014 Parents say they are distraught and confused about why the Government is allowing “psychosis-producing” legal highs into communities. “This will affect our young children . . . it’s frightening when parents ring and are crying on…

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World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages

Christianity Today 24 March 2014 World Vision’s American branch will no longer require its more than 1,100 employees to restrict their sexual activity to marriage between one man and one woman. Abstinence outside of marriage remains a rule. But a…

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Euthanasia for a bad golf day??

Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke risks ban The Australian 25 March 2014 Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke is facing a third inquiry that could lead to his being barred from medical practice, after a complaint that he promoted euthanasia for social reasons,…

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