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Banks to ‘cherry pick’ loans

NZ Herald 22 August 2013 New loan restrictions mean the “poor middle-class” hoping to buy their first home will be left out in the cold as banks cherry pick their ideal customers, mortgage brokers say. However, borrowers wanting low deposit…

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Select Committee hears CYF complaints process doesn’t work

Radio NZ News 21 August 2013 A select committee has been told that Child, Youth and Family’s complaints process is laborious, time-consuming and ultimately ineffective. A complainant, Graeme Axford, says his complaint to the service’s advisory panel in 2009 was…

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Gardasil: Guarding or Gutting Our Youth?

The Healthy Home Economist 15 August 2013 When I was in medical school, I had my first abnormal Pap, and it was quite abnormal, a precancerous lesion described as CIN2 (now revealed to be one of the most inaccurately diagnosed pathologies). I…

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How does a polyamorous relationship work

BBC News Magazine 19 August 2013 Charlie is talking excitedly about a first date she went on the night before. Next to her on the sofa is her husband of six years, Tom. And on the other side of him…

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Monogamy is outdated, according to controversial BBC investigation

The Independent 18 August 2013 Monogamy is outdated and “polyamorous” relationships, involving multiple partners, could become the new normal, according to a controversial BBC investigation. Monogamy and the Rules of Love, a Radio 4 documentary broadcast on Monday, features a…

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Cannabis drivers told to wise up

NZ Herald 19 August 2013 A new ad campaign is targeting “sensible stoners” who falsely believe smoking cannabis makes them more focused behind the wheel. The New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) latest safety campaign began airing on TV screens, in…

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Problem students illegally suspended

Stuff.co 19 August 2013 Principals are using illegal suspensions to get rid of troublesome students, putting extra pressure on other schools forced to take them in. The practice, known as a Kiwi suspension, takes place behind closed doors and is…

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Gay couples can legally marry tomorrow

NewstalkZB 18 August 2013 From tomorrow gay couples can legally get married in New Zealand. | However, the national director of lobby group Family First, Bob McCoskrie, says the meaning or purpose of marriage remains the same. He says when…

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Presbyterian head seeks gay-wedding ban for unity’s sake

NZ Herald 17 August 2013 The head of New Zealand’s third-largest church has asked its ministers to consider a temporary ban on gay marriages to preserve the church’s “peace and unity”. The call from Presbyterian Church Moderator Ray Coster comes…

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