Month: January 2012

‘Dirty’ nudists beach ban urged

Bay of Plenty Times 28 January 2012 Family First NZ is calling on the Tauranga City Council to pass a bylaw outlawing public nudity on the coastline. The call comes in response to Papamoa residents’ concerns over a Bay of…

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Brothel next to primary school draws fire

NZ Herald 27 January 2012 A brothel that has set up shop next to an Auckland primary school has been slammed by lobby group Family First. Firecats Escorts is operating from an apartment on Brown Street, Ponsonby – less than…

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Brothel By Primary School Highlights Flawed Law

Media Release 27 January 2012 Family First NZ says that a brothel opening next door to Richmond Road Primary School in Auckland highlights the flaws of the prostitution laws and its failure to protect families.  “For a large scale brothel…

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Plan to keep kiwi kids safe

Dominion Post 26 January 2012 Average Kiwi families could be subject to greater state scrutiny if proposed rules around mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse are introduced. A Families Commission report, released today, says agencies’ inadequate systems are putting vulnerable…

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No surprise sex offenders getting younger – expert

TVNZ 27 January 2012 An expert says a recent spate of violent sex crimes, which have been made more disturbing by the arrest of teenagers, comes as no surprise. Family Services clinical leader Les Simmonds told TV ONE’s Breakfast that…

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Brothel sets up shop next to primary school

Stuff.co.nz 27 January 2012 A brothel shut down in Auckland last year has reopened in an apartment block next to a primary school. Firecats Escorts is operating from a Brown St apartment near Richmond Road Primary School. Neighbours of an…

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Nudists Should Cover up For Sake of Families

Media Release 27 January 2012 Family First NZ is calling on the Tauranga District Council to follow the lead of the Kapiti Coast District Council and pass a bylaw outlawing public nudity on the coastline. Their call comes in response…

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Abuse case sparks call for CYF watchdog

Close Up 25 January 2012 The family values lobby group Family First is renewing its call for an independent Child, Youth and Family Complaints Authority. The call follows the case aired on TV ONE’s Close Up this week of an…

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Arrests in sex worker crackdown

ONE News 25 January 2012 Christchurch police are cracking down on illegal activity surrounding prostitution, as street workers move into surburban areas while the CBD remains locked down. Residents say they have found faeces in their yards and even people…

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