Author: McBlog2

Family break no mistake

Stuff co.nz 23 July 2014 Work-life balance. It’s an interesting concept, and depending who you speak to, an important one for us all to be able to achieve. Not that we all have it sorted. Far from it. But it’s…

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Kiwi Roots

An honest look at the culture of sex in New Zealand and how it threatens to break down society

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‘At risk’ children should be identified before birth – study

OneNews 21 July 2014 Information gathered during pregnancy checks should be used to identify “at risk” or “vulnerable” children before they are born and determine the level of support a family should receive, child development researchers say. The authors of…

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Assisted suicide would lure me to the grave, says UK MP

MailOnline 20 July 2014 Baroness Campbell, who has battled a degenerative disease for half a century, made a moving intervention against assisted dying yesterday, saying: ‘This offers no comfort to me – it frightens me.’ The Baroness of Surbiton was…

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Government education adviser says corporal punishment can be ‘very effective’

9News 16 July 2014 The head of the Abbott government’s curriculum review has labelled corporal punishment as “very effective” in a discussion on school discipline. Dr Kevin Donnelly said he’s in favour of corporal punishment for ill-disciplined Australian children such…

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Census set to confuse identity

Stuff co.nz 16 July 2014 The invisibility of New Zealand’s genderqueer community could be lifted, if New Zealand Statistics implements a series of proposed changes to the 2018 census. Genderqueer is the term used to describe people whose gender identity…

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Same-sex marriage pioneers split

NZ Herald 17 July 2014 New Zealand’s first legally married same-sex couple is believed to have split. Former Football Ferns player Melissa Ray and sales representative Natasha (Tash) Vitali won a ZM Radio competition to have an all-expenses-paid wedding in…

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The Wrong Side of Biology

United Families Intern. 25 June 2014 “You’re on the wrong side of history” is the comment often directed at individuals who stand in opposition to the same-sex behavior, same-sex marriage, and the transgender-advocacy juggernaut that is trying to steamroll the…

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Michael Hewat – Anglicans can’t bless what God will not

NZ Herald 15 July 2014 Amid the swirl of opinion around the Anglican General Synod’s decision to commit to finding a way to bless gay couples, the epithets for orthodox Anglicans have mounted: anti-gay, homophobic, wrong, immoral, betrayers of Jesus,…

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