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Drinking during the early stages of pregnancy increases chances of harming your baby even in small amounts, study finds

The Independent 10 March 2014 Women who drink less than the officially recommended intake of alcohol during the first weeks of pregnancy may still be at higher risk of having smaller babies or of giving birth prematurely compared to women…

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The link between student debt and divorced parents

MercatorNet 10 March 2014 With graduation around the corner for the class of 2014, many students are beginning to ponder what kind of job will pay off their mountain of debt. And well they should. TIME reported last week that the…

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$60k award after baby wrongly seized

Stuff co.nz 9 March 2014 A judge has awarded $60,000 to the parents of a baby girl wrongly seized by welfare authorities. The young couple, from Dunedin, have told the Sunday Star-Times of their harrowing two-year battle to regain custody…

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When Family Planning is upset, the recommendation must be good!

Govt calls for overhaul of sex education NZ Herald 7 March 2014 Respectful attitudes to sex would become a core part of sex education in schools under an overhaul recommended to the Government. The revamp would aim to broaden the…

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Depression more common among Pacific kids

3News 7 March 2014   A new study has found relatively high levels of depression among Pacific Island children in New Zealand, particularly bullies and their victims. The Pacific Islands Families Study, published in the latest issue of the New Zealand…

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Offensive Billboard Should Be Pre-Vetted

Media Release 6 March 2014 Family First NZ says that a three-storey-high mural of a naked woman on the side of Christchurch’s central city strip club, Calendar Girls, should be pre-approved rather than waiting for it to cause offence to…

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Expansion of Lotto Will Harm Families

Media Release 6 March 2014 Family First NZ is concerned that Lotto wants to expand its market with new simpler games with no age restriction, and selling in checkout aisles. “Many see Lotto as some harmless fun, but for children…

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Increase price, close earlier = less binge drinking

Binge drinkers buy later Stuff co.nz 5 February 2014 People who buy alcohol after 10pm are twice as likely to be binge drinkers or alcoholics than those who buy it earlier, new research shows. The International Alcohol Study, led by…

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When Life Begins Not ‘Really Relevant’ – Planned Parenthood

National Review 28 February 2014 The president of the country’s largest abortion provider said she didn’t think the matter of when life begins is pertinent to the issue. “It is not something that I feel is really part of this…

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Putting a value on time with the kids: priceless

Stuff.co.nz 5 March 2014 Catch a business leader at just the right time and he will tell you, wet-eyed, that being there when his child was born was the most significant event in his life. In a private moment, the…

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