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Mea culpa: CYF should have done better

Radio New Zealand 22 Dec 2011 Child, Youth & Family, the principal Government agency responsible for child protection says it should have done a better job protecting a nine year old girl abused by her mother. CYF was among 25…

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Girls face charges over school bullying attack

NZ Herald 19 Dec 2011 Two 14-year-old girls will face “serious” assault charges after a brutal bully attack on a classmate that left the girl with spinal injuries. Fourteen-year-old Adriana Kemp is recovering in hospital from surgery in which screws…

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Childhood in front of TV leads to unemployment

Sunday Star Times 18 Dec 2011 A childhood spent in front of the box leads to an adulthood spent in the dole queue, new research from Otago University suggests. In a world-first study, researchers have found a correlation between the…

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Progress!! Well done Women’s Refuge

After getting a verbal lashing from the head of the Women’s Refuge for arguing that the “White Ribbon” Campaign should not be a gender approach to family violence, it was a pleasure to hear their latest ad. Have a listen…

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Girls in single-parent families at greater risk of obesity

The Conservation 16 Dec 2011 In Australia, girls in single-parent families are at a higher risk of being overweight or obese than children in dual-parent families. This fits with recent research findings from the United States showing that children in…

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Shearer – a social liberal?

NZ Herald 18 Dec 2011 New Labour leader David Shearer is a republican who supports a new national flag, and a social liberal on gay issues – though he is less liberal on drug and alcohol issues. ….He said he…

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Beware the other policies of dangerous Greens

Garth George – NZ Herald 15 Dec 2011 For all the bollocking I have given Winston Peters in recent years, I am, considering the makeup of the new Parliament, tremendously glad that he and his colleagues are there. Why? Because…

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To think they needed to research this!

Unprotected sex ‘linked to alcohol use’ Independent (UK) 12 Dec 2011 The more a person drinks the more likely they are to have unprotected sex, according to research. Experts found that for every slight increase in alcohol consumption, a person’s…

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Government accused of alcohol review cover-up

3 News 11 Dec 2011 The Government is tonight being accused of a cover-up – burying major research that shows overwhelming public support for alcohol reform. The research, which was most comprehensive ever conducted of New Zealanders’ attitudes towards alcohol,…

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