Month: November 2011

Goff supports euthanasia

NZ Herald 11 Nov 2011 Labour leader Phil Goff is personally in favour of euthanasia, and believes it is an issue Parliament will have to tackle again. Mr Goff told an audience of about 30 people at a Grey Power…

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NZ Research confirms benefit of dinner table

Dominion Post 10 Nov 2011 Teenagers who sit down to family meals are less likely to be depressed or take risks with drugs, alcohol and sex, new research shows. A new study commissioned by the Families Commission looking at the…

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Great decision by Invercargill City Council

Southland Times 9 Nov 2011 The Invercargill City Council last night adopted a new gambling venue policy preventing any new establishments from having pokie machines, despite essentially being warned that such a policy could affect the chances of a new…

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Getting married and having kids WORKS for men!

Mail Online (UK) 8 Nov 2011 Becoming a father really can help men ditch bad habits, a study has found. Men who become dads for the first time tend to steer away tobacco, alcohol even crime, say researchers from Oregon…

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How many times have we heard this???

Dead baby’s family known to CYF Stuff 8 Nov 2011 The family of the Otahuhu baby who died of head injuries in Starship Children’s Hospital at the weekend were known to Child Youth and Family. The one-year-old died on Sunday…

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National unveils loan shark crackdown

Stuff.co.nz 6 Nov 2011 Loan sharks were targeted and anti-competitive behaviour would be criminalised in National’s commerce policy unveiled today. About a third of current lenders may be out of business because of the changes. Leader John Key said National…

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Guilty plea in high profile child abuse case

TVNZ News 4 Nov 2011 A man has pleaded guilty to two child abuse charges in a high profile case in West Auckland that shocked New Zealanders. The man entered guilty pleas to representative charges of neglect/cruelty of a child,…

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Government Must Now Release Child Abuse Report

Media Release 4 Nov 2011 Family First NZ is calling for the Minister of Social Development Paula Bennett to release the findings of the independent ministerial inquiry into a horrific West Auckland child abuse case.  “The excuse for not releasing…

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