Month: November 2011

Nice work Hamilton – kicking Sexpo out!

No sexpo please, we’re Hamiltonians NZ Herald 23 Nov 2011 There will be no sex expo in Hamilton under the current council’s watch. All but one Hamilton City councillor at yesterday’s strategy and policy meeting voted against hosting the R18…

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Bullied kids should hit back, says US expert

NZ Herald 21 Nov 2011 Bully victims should fight back with their fists – and parents should not be so over-protective, says an overseas expert. And while American human behavioural specialist Dr John Demartini’s views have been decried in Australia,…

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Good decision – NZ pro-life doctors case dropped

NZ Herald 21 Nov 2011 The Medical Council has stopped an attempt to force anti-abortion doctors to refer patients to others who are prepared to assess them. Should read “pro-life doctors” 🙂 High costs have forced the decision to withdraw…

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Family First calls for a Commission of Inquiry

Newstalk ZB 20/11/2011 A family lobby group says the only way to tackle child abuse is by conducting a Commission of Inquiry. Family First director Bob McCoskrie says the violent deaths of 10 children in the past 16 months are…

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Goading, filming of teachers ‘particularly nasty’

Otago Daily Times 18 Nov 2011 School pupils are deliberately goading their teachers to breaking point and then posting film of the resulting meltdowns online. More than one in 10 New Zealand teachers have been or know a victim of…

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Depressed dads linked to misbehaviour

Stuff.co.nz 10 Nov 2011 Kids with depressed dads are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems than those whose fathers don’t have the blues, according to a new study of more than 20,000 families. “We’ve known for a long…

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Sergeant-major parents ‘just as bad’ as over-protective mums

Waikato Times 18 Nov 2011 A parenting expert has hit back at social commentator Celia Lashlie’s claims that over-protective mothers are the reason many young men kill themselves behind the wheel. Parent Inc presenter John Cowan says “sergeant major” parents…

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Hamilton Councillors Should Reject Sex Expo

Media Release 18 Nov 2011 Family First NZ is calling on Hamilton Councillors to reject the application for the Erotica Expo to be held in the council-owned Claudelands Arena. “Council buildings should only be available for family-friendly events which are…

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