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Kids’ voices ‘absent in CYF complaints’

Stuff.co 13 Sept 2013 Child, Youth and Family has been criticised for not listening to children, with a review calling for stronger scrutiny of the organisation. Former police commissioner Howard Broad says in his review that the independent Office of…

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Let kids play, says group wanting to raise school age

NZ Herald 13 Sept 2013 Formal schooling in Britain should be delayed until the age of 6 or 7 because early education is causing “profound damage” to children, an influential lobby of almost 130 experts warns. Traditional lessons should be…

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Bed sharing should be considered child abuse – coroner

NZ Herald 12 Sept 2013 A coroner says the practice of parents sleeping in the same bed as their babies should be considered a form of child abuse following another infant death. A coroner’s finding released today into the death…

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Plan to fine drunks in Wellington makes progress

OneNews 12 Sept 2013 A decision whether to make public drunkeness in Wellington, including Courtenay Place, an offence will now go to a full council vote. The idea is one of a raft of proposals to deal with problem drinking…

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ACC reveals wedding injury tally

3 News 12 Sept 2013 If you like it, maybe you shouldn’t put a ring on it. Just-released figures from ACC reveal there were about 600  claims between 2010 and 2012 for wedding-related injuries. Perhaps those single ladies have the…

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Poll finds Kiwis against legalising cannabis

NZ Herald 10 September 2013 A new poll has found that almost two-thirds of New Zealanders are against legalising cannabis. The poll, by right-wing blogger David Farrar’s Curia Research, has found that men and young people are much more likely…

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Mixed views on proposed lifejacket law

Stuff.co 6 September 2013 Plans to make lifejackets compulsory for kids could one day apply to everyone. Maungakiekie MP Sam Lotu-Iiga has introduced a member’s bill to Parliament that would make wearing a lifejacket compulsory for children up to 15…

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Claims schoolgirls targeted by pimps

Newstalk ZB 5 September 2013 Claims today that schoolgirls as young as 14 in South Auckland are being targeted by pimps offering them money to satisfy clients who like young girls. New Zealand First’s social policy spokeswoman Asenati Lole-Taylor says…

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Marriage Equality is “nonsense”

Herald Sun 4 September 2013 Former PM John Howard is back on the campaign trail in Adelaide today after yesterday declaring marriage equality is “nonsense”…. Mr Howard said he was against gay marriage and that “the best environment to raise…

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