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Thousands more face gambling harm

3 News 9 July 2013 Thousands more people could experience gambling harm as a  result of concessions for SkyCity in exchange for a new convention centre,  documents show. The Government today released papers discussing the  potential harm of the deal…

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Problem gambling groups want harm reduction bill withdrawn

The New Zealand Herald 5 July 2013 Problem gambling service providers are calling for Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell to withdraw his Gambling Harm Reduction Bill. In a combined statement, the Salvation Army, Problem Gambling Foundation and Associate Professor…

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Assisted suicide poses risk to vulnerable, says senior doctor

Christian Institute 3 July 2013  Legalising assisted suicide would put immense pressure on vulnerable people to end their lives, according to a consultant physician in palliative medicine. Dr Stephen Hutchison wrote in a piece for The Herald newspaper that assisted…

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More kids committing sexual abuse

Stuff 8 July 2013 Easy access to increasingly hardcore pornography and the sexualisation of childhood are being blamed for a rise in the number of children sexually abusing each other. Growing numbers of children and teenagers are committing acts of…

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The Misnomer of ‘Motherless’ Parenting

The New York Times 22 June 2013 SOMETIMES when my daughter, who is 7, is nicely cuddled up in her bed and I snuggle her, she calls me Mommy. I am a stay-at-home dad. My male partner and I adopted…

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Same-Sex Parenting: Child Abuse?

Public Discourse 8 July 2013 After having spent the last year involved in the debate about same-sex parenting, I can say the following with great confidence: both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are afraid of naming child abuse by…

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Book too hot to handle for store

Wairarapa Times-Age July 4 2013 The novel voted as the best children’s book of the year contains explicit sex and drug-taking scenes which had one Wairarapa bookstore scrambling to pull it off their shelves. Ted Dawe’s Into the River claimed…

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Seminar turns spotlight on to selling to our kids

The New Zealand Herald July 4 2013 Jesuit missionaries knew something about human nature when they said, in the 16th century: “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will give you the man.” Five hundred years later,…

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‘Disbelief’ at murderer’s first strike warning

The New Zealand Herald July 3 2013 Alexsis Tovizi’s mother wants the three strikes policy extended to include serious domestic violence offences after the man convicted of killing her 21-year-old daughter was sentenced today. Nikki Roper was handed a life…

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TV advertising – parents’ fears

The New Zealand Herald July 4 2013 Sixty per cent of parents of Kiwi preschoolers are concerned at the amount of TV advertising targeting their children, a study has found. How many brands do you recognise? Take the quiz This…

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