Month: April 2012

Imported – then exploited

And one has to wonder how much of this is trafficking? Immigration raids catch 21 illegal sex workers NZ Herald 26 April 2012 Twenty-one prostitutes have been found working illegally in Auckland brothels raided by Immigration NZ officials since the…

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Auckland Council Should Reject Sky City Pokie Deal

Media Release 26 April 2012 Family First NZ is supporting the call for Auckland Council to make a stand against the SkyCity convention centre-for-pokie machines deal. “The Local Government Act empowers Councils to provide for the social well-being of our…

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Poverty affects education – but not crime

Christchurch Press 25 April 2012 Children raised in poor families will earn less and achieve at a lower academic standard but will not have higher crime levels, a Christchurch study has found. The Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS), run…

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Suicide and crashes drive NZ’s youth death figures

NZ Herald 26 April 2012 New Zealand has the second highest death rate for teenagers and young adults among 27 of the world’s comparatively high-income countries. Only the United States has a higher all-causes mortality rate for people aged between…

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Seedy brothel moves on after public backlash

Christchurch Press 25 April 2012 A Merivale brothel has moved out of the suburb after a public backlash. Residents near the the Capri Lounge in Papanui Rd believed it was not complying with regulations for home-operated businesses and some complained…

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Len Brown Should Honour Pre-Election Pledge on Pokies

Media Release 23 April 2012 Family First NZ is calling on Auckland mayor Len Brown to honour his pre-election pledge to stop additional pokie machines in the Auckland area. In a questionnaire sent to all mayoral candidates and published on…

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Predictable – but still a good argument :-)

Poker machines versus a convention centre Auckland Scoop 22 April 2012 It’s not just problem gamblers who would suffer from the Prime Minister’s Sky City/convention centre deal. Auckland’s annual film festival, now in its fifth decade, would be affected as…

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