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Paul Holmes interviews Kevin Hague

Scoop co.nz 14 October 2012 Green MP to place adoption reform bill in ballot tomorrow, seeking to alter 57-year-old Adoption Act. That act “fossilises values and attitudes” from the 1950s that “are no longer fit for modern New Zealand”. Opens…

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Tests reveal most crash drivers had taken drugs

NZ Herald 27 August 2012 More than half the drivers taken to hospital after causing a crash were found to have drugs in their system, a study has found. The Ministry of Transport study used blood samples taken from 453…

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Rare personal vote on abortion post

NZ Herald 8 April 2011 Parliament had a rare personal vote yesterday when Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia sought to appoint a doctor strongly opposed to abortion to the Abortion Supervisory Committee. Mrs Turia’s amendment threw a spanner in the…

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Polygamy: More Common Than You Think

Wall Street Journal 1 April 2011 Polygamy is a popular punchline these days, from HBO’s drama “Big Love” to TLC’s documentary “Sister Wives” and the Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon,” written by the creators of “South Park.” Yet plural…

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Are 18,382 abortions in a single year not enough?

Stuff co.nz 9 July 2010 The first question I’d like to ask  Labour list MP Steve  Chadwick is: “Why now?”  What’s convinced her that the  time is right to reopen the abortion  debate? What ill-omened denizen of  the current political…

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Moonshine or the Kids?

New York Times 22 May 2010 There’s an ugly secret of global poverty, one rarely acknowledged by aid groups or U.N. reports. It’s a blunt truth that is politically incorrect, heartbreaking, frustrating and ubiquitous: It’s that if the poorest families…

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CEDAW Harms Families

Concerned Women for America 7 May 2010 The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a United Nations (U.N.) treaty that compels countries to change their laws and culture to abolish distinctions between men…

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Smacked children more successful later in life, study finds

The Telegraph 3 January 2010 A study found that youngsters smacked up to the age of six did better at school and were more optimistic about their lives than those never hit by their parents. They were also more likely to undertake…

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