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Child abuse ‘culture shift’

Stuff.co.nz 15 February 2014 Parents who cannot keep their newborns safe are increasingly being dobbed in by their family and the public. After the murder of 3-year-old Rotorua girl Nia Glassie in 2007, there has been a sharp rise in…

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MADNESS! Belgium votes euthanasia for children – no age limit

BBC News 9 February 2014 An incurably sick child, a request to die, a lethal injection. For many people this is an unimaginable, nightmare scenario. Most of us will not experience the cruel reality of seeing a child’s health deteriorate…

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Sexual assaults more than double world average

Stuff.co.nz 13 February 2014 The rate of sexual assault in Australia and New Zealand is more than double the world average, according to a new report. After several highly publicised rapes and murders of young women in India and South…

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Bible in Schools battlers denying our heritage

NZ Herald 13 February 2014 What a divine irony. At the same time that remnants of the country’s first mission school were being excavated in Kerikeri, St Heliers School decided to remove religious education classes from its school day –…

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Here’s a List of 58 Gender Options for Facebook Users

ABC News 13 February 2014 Facebook introduced dozens of options for users to identify their gender today – and although the social media giant said it would not be releasing a comprehensive list, ABC News has found at least 58…

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Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature’

BBC News 6 February 2014 In-depth research into the behaviour of about 100 13- and 14-year-olds found over-exposure to violent games weakened empathy for others. More than half were found to play video games every single day, with violent games…

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The politicians wrongly thought that they could make prostitution safe.

Murdered sex worker was turning her life around, court hears OneNews 11 February 2014 Christchurch woman Ngatai ‘Mellory’ Manning was in the process of turning her life around after years of prostitution when she was murdered, a court has heard.…

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NZ ‘not doing enough’ to stop poverty, violence

OneNews 12 February 2014 The Government isn’t doing enough to combat the issues of child poverty and domestic violence the Salvation Army says, following its state of the nation report. The report showed children continue to be violently and sexually…

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NZ gets ‘D’ ranking for treatment of children

OneNews 12 February 2014 Children continue to be violently and sexually assaulted at alarming rates with a 68% increase in reported cases in the last five years. The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report is out today and it…

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