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Primary schools need counsellors, says head

Stuff.co 18 July 2013 Counsellors are needed in primary schools to help teachers deal with children being prescribed anti-depressants and threatening self-harm,  experts say. A Masterton primary school principal said teachers were not qualified to deal with pupils’ suicidal thoughts…

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Take back bad pupils, schools told

NZ Herald 18 July 2013 Figures raise concerns ministry is putting on pressure to accept potentially dangerous students. More than 100 schools that kicked out students for bad behaviour, including arson, physical assaults and drug use, have been made to…

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U.S.Churches Take Steps to Protect Marriage

CitizenLink 16 July 2013 Churches nationwide are taking steps to protect pastors and churches. By changing their bylaws, leaders hope to fend off any attempts to use church facilities for same-sex marriages. They also want to protect pastors from being…

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Nearly half of babies born outside wedlock

Stuff co.nz 17 July 2013 The number of children born outside wedlock is fast approaching the number born to married parents, and debate is raging over what it will mean for society.  Statistics New Zealand figures show there were just…

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Euthanasia bill under party pressure

NZ Herald 17 July 2013 Labour MP Maryan Street is under pressure to drop a member’s bill which would legalise euthanasia because her party is concerned it could be a negative distraction in the lead-up to the general election next…

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School students assault staff

Bay of Plenty Times 15 July 2013 Children at 10 Western Bay primary schools have been stood down or suspended for physical assaults on school staff. Figures released to the Bay of Plenty Times under the Official Information Act reveal…

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Does the Unborn Child Feel Pain in an Abortion?

CultureWatch 13 July 2013 Those who seek to justify the killing of unborn babies resort to all sorts of myths and falsehoods to make their case and assuage their conscience. They in fact have to live in a world of…

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Push to make rest-home audits public

The Dominion Post 15 July 2013 Rest home audits could soon be made public as the Government responds to pressure to make the facilities more accountable, although critics say there is still a long way to go. The industry’s reputation…

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Having to rescue boys from effects of risky sexual behaviour

Jab for gay boys under study NZ Herald 14 July 2013 Health initiative proposes vaccination priority for males from the age of 11 who identify as homosexual. Health experts want to target boys from the age of 11 who identify…

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CDC warns gay men of ‘epidemic’ HIV rates

Life Site News 8 July 2013 A fact sheet released at the end of June by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that HIV rates, already at epidemic proportions, are continuing to climb steadily among men who have…

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