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Suicide link in cyber-bullying

NZ Herald 7 May 2012 The Chief Coroner is backing proposed law changes to crack down on “cyber-bullying” because of concern that it is helping to fuel New Zealand’s high rate of youth suicide. Judge Neil MacLean says bullying by…

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Risk in fertility treatment – study

NZ Herald 7 May 2012 A common fertility treatment used in New Zealand carries a one-in-10 risk of the baby having abnormalities, according to a major international study. Researchers from the University of Adelaide compared the risk of defects posed…

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Hee! Backlash over super brothel

Thanks to our members for giving a clear message to Auckland City Councillors Stuff.co.nz 4 May 2012 Opposition to a proposed super brothel in Auckland’s CBD looks to be unanimous with just hours left for the public to have their…

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Quote of the Week – Goff on Referendums

Regarding the Referendum on asset sales, Phil Goff (who was Opposition Leader at the time of the anti-smacking Referendum) says The possible citizen’s initiated referendum would be non-binding, but Mr Goff says it would be a “display of arrogance” for…

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Parental leave price tag splits public

NZ Herald 2 May 2012 Nearly half of voters agree with the Government’s decision to veto a Labour MP’s bill to increase paid parental leave because of the price tag, according to the latest Herald DigiPoll survey. Views on whether…

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