Month: March 2012

Well said, Bernard

NZ Herald 6 March 2012 Bernard Moran, national president of Voice for Life, argues that it’s a small step from late abortions to killing newborns. Many people are understandably shocked at the proposal that babies could be killed after birth.…

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Hypocrisy 101

Labour MP Phil Goff – on a petition calling for a Citizen’s Initiated Referendum on the partial asset sales plan – says “Having a referendum is one way we can show Mr Key he doesn’t have a mandate to sell…

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Welfare reforms to help children

OPINION – Lindsay Mitchell – NZ Herald 5 March 2012 …The new policy of requiring a mother to be available for part-time work when an additional child turns one represents the first attempt by a New Zealand government to stop…

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Convicted teachers are flouting the system

OPINION – Catherine Woulfe – Auckland Now 5 March 2012 When it came to light that a sex offender teacher has been using aliases to keep teaching, the new Education Minister, Hekia Parata, was very quick to launch an inquiry.…

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Younger children suspended for drugs and alcohol

TVNZ 4 March 2012 A seven-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl were among thousands of children expelled or suspended for bringing drugs and alcohol to school last year. Secondary Principals Association president Patrick Walsh says offenders are getting younger and…

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Another reason for banning street prostitution

From the NZ Herald this morning Since the devastating February 2011 quake, prostitutes have moved from damaged central Christchurch into the residential neighbourhood of St Albans, and residents have complained of noise, litter and intimidation. Melissa Saggers, whose neighbourhood has…

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