Month: March 2012

It’s legalised child abuse

Southland Times 24 March 2012 OPINION: Shirley and Ron Birt have fostered children in Southland since the 1960s. These are their concerns about children in CYF care. We are very long-term foster parents and are concerned for children in CYF…

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Kids exposed to alcohol in the womb

Stuff.co.nz 22 March 2012 At-risk young New Zealanders are growing up in lives “marinating in alcohol”, a leading paediatrician says. Speaking at the Babies, Children and Alcohol conference at Te Papa this morning, Dr Nick Baker said children who were…

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Brothels bylaw outlines restrictions

Press 22 March 2012 Big Christchurch brothels could be barred from residential areas in a bid to address fears about prostitutes moving into the suburbs. However, small owner-operated brothels may be allowed to open where they want, while existing brothels…

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I’ll be there

Alcohol Action conference begins in Wellington 3 News 22 Mar 2012 New Zealand’s first ‘Babies, Children and Alcohol’ conference is set to begin at Wellington’s Te Papa this morning. The conference will focus on solutions to alcohol-related harm sustained by…

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