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Nearly half of babies born outside wedlock

Stuff co.nz 17 July 2013 The number of children born outside wedlock is fast approaching the number born to married parents, and debate is raging over what it will mean for society.  Statistics New Zealand figures show there were just…

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Euthanasia bill under party pressure

NZ Herald 17 July 2013 Labour MP Maryan Street is under pressure to drop a member’s bill which would legalise euthanasia because her party is concerned it could be a negative distraction in the lead-up to the general election next…

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School students assault staff

Bay of Plenty Times 15 July 2013 Children at 10 Western Bay primary schools have been stood down or suspended for physical assaults on school staff. Figures released to the Bay of Plenty Times under the Official Information Act reveal…

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Does the Unborn Child Feel Pain in an Abortion?

CultureWatch 13 July 2013 Those who seek to justify the killing of unborn babies resort to all sorts of myths and falsehoods to make their case and assuage their conscience. They in fact have to live in a world of…

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Push to make rest-home audits public

The Dominion Post 15 July 2013 Rest home audits could soon be made public as the Government responds to pressure to make the facilities more accountable, although critics say there is still a long way to go. The industry’s reputation…

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Having to rescue boys from effects of risky sexual behaviour

Jab for gay boys under study NZ Herald 14 July 2013 Health initiative proposes vaccination priority for males from the age of 11 who identify as homosexual. Health experts want to target boys from the age of 11 who identify…

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CDC warns gay men of ‘epidemic’ HIV rates

Life Site News 8 July 2013 A fact sheet released at the end of June by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that HIV rates, already at epidemic proportions, are continuing to climb steadily among men who have…

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What happens when you incorrectly define ‘abuse’

Radio NZ News 12 July 2013 Heavy caseloads for CFY workers Child, Youth and Family says its staff are not leaving in droves despite a high workload. The welfare agency says notifications have quadrupled in the past eight years to…

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Thousands more face gambling harm

3 News 9 July 2013 Thousands more people could experience gambling harm as a  result of concessions for SkyCity in exchange for a new convention centre,  documents show. The Government today released papers discussing the  potential harm of the deal…

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Problem gambling groups want harm reduction bill withdrawn

The New Zealand Herald 5 July 2013 Problem gambling service providers are calling for Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell to withdraw his Gambling Harm Reduction Bill. In a combined statement, the Salvation Army, Problem Gambling Foundation and Associate Professor…

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