Month: April 2011

HRC gets it right for once

Bullied kids’ parents left in dark, says watchdog NZ Herald Apr 14, 2011 Schools do not have to tell parents if their child has been a victim of bullying – something the Human Rights Commission wants changed. Chief Commissioner Rosslyn…

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Silence on abuse may mean 10 years’ jail

From the NZ Herald today Extended family and close friends of child abusers could face up to 10 years in prison if they turn a blind eye to abuse and do not report it. Justice Minister Simon Power yesterday introduced…

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Families Warned: Queenstown ‘Red Light’ Gets Green Light

Media Release 12 April 2011 Family First NZ is slamming a decision by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to allow brothels in the heart of the CBD of Queenstown and Wanaka.  “This is a weak-kneed response at a time when…

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Here’s my excuse!!

Parents of young children eat more fatty foods and lead unhealthier lives, study claims http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1375672/Parents-young-children-eat-fatty-foods-lead-unhealthier-lives-study-claims.html#ixzz1JFib09o9 A study has found that the mothers and fathers of toddlers are more unhealthy than their childless peers. Mothers with young children are heavier and eat…

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Rare personal vote on abortion post

NZ Herald 8 April 2011 Parliament had a rare personal vote yesterday when Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia sought to appoint a doctor strongly opposed to abortion to the Abortion Supervisory Committee. Mrs Turia’s amendment threw a spanner in the…

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NZ’ers Want Brothels Booted Out of Residential Areas

Media Release 6 April 2011 Two out of three New Zealanders want the prostitution laws amended to ban brothels in residential areas, and support for a ban on street prostitution exceeds opposition to the proposal.   In the poll of 1,000…

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Let mums be mums

Most working mums feel guilty: survey NZ Herald Apr 5, 2011  Nearly three-quarters of working mothers suffer guilt, with many citing the stress of managing a family and a career, according to an online survey. The survey of working mothers…

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Midweek Update 5 April 2011

READ our latest Midweek Update on family issues Covers CYF complaints, juvenile crime, pro-life laws, ban on naughty chair, child abuse, mums do best, and more

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The inconvenient truth about child abuse

Michael Law’s column in the Sunday Star Times yesterday was factual (based on Official Information Act requests), honest, and inconvenient Over half (54% in 2009) of all convictions for violent offences against children are committed by Maori, 24% by European/Pakeha…

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