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Sue Bradford is dead right – on this one

‘Win a wife’ competition appals Stuff.co.nz 09/02/2011 A radio competition offering listeners the chance to “win a wife” has appalled a former MP who is calling for it to be pulled. The winner of MediaWorks’ The Rock promotion will fly…

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Over-reach results in under-delivery

Teachers are annoyed that when they notify CYF about potential abuse cases, no action is taken. I can relate to this having made a number of notifications when working as a social worker in schools. But when the number of…

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Healthy diet ‘boosts childhood IQ’

BBC News 8 Feb 2011 Eating chips, chocolate and cake may be damaging to a child’s intelligence, according to researchers at Bristol University. Their study suggests a link between a diet high in processed foods and a slightly lower IQ.…

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Working parents battle neglect guilt

There have been similar results in NZ also. Most mums and dads believe their children benefit emotionally from having a parent who stays at home, a survey of families reveals. A national online poll of 1200 Australian parents found that…

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Abortion laws to be reviewed?

Does this review include the killing of unborn children? It should Law around killing of unborn babies to be looked at Sun, 6 Feb 2011 Minister of Justice Simon Power Justice Minister Simon Power is asking officials to ensure the…

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Drugs pouring into misbehaving children

Following on from an earlier blog highlighting research that Ritalin and other drugs for treating ADHD aren’t necessarily the answer, figures have been released by the Sunday Star Times as to the extent of drugs being prescribed for what may…

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