Month: June 2012

More evidence for a CYF Watchdog

And 11 years to fix the problem!!! CYF apologises for placing teen with rapist TVNZ 24 June 2012 Child, Youth and Family has apologised to a Taranaki woman for placing her with a convicted rapist when she was 16. The…

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Investigators praised for fight against child porn

NZ Herald 25 June 2012 The war against child pornography in New Zealand has resulted in o close to 200 convictions over the past five years, officials say. A Rotorua man is the latest sent to jail after a Department…

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Government’s last minute reversal on life jackets

3 News 24 June 2012 A 3 News investigation has uncovered that the Government backed off making lifejacket wearing compulsory on all small water craft, just a week before it was to be signed off. The reversal was made despite…

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Views shift little after Obama backs gay marriage

Associated Press 23 June 2012 President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage appears to have made Americans on both sides of the issue even more entrenched in their positions, firing up his young, liberal backers and intensifying opposition from Republicans…

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Parental Involvement should be the default setting

Ministry ‘hides test’s real purpose’ Sunday Star Times 24 June 2012 Kiwi  preschoolers are undergoing mental health tests – some without their parents’ knowledge. The Ministry of Health’s B4 School Check was thrust in to the spotlight after Australia announced…

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Are we raising a nation of dunces?

Sunday Star Times 23 June 2012 Poor parenting and too many hours in front of the TV are being blamed for a “disturbing” rise in the number of children lacking the basic skills they need when they start school. One…

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