Month: June 2012

Ex-AB’s assault conviction overturned

Stuff.co.nz 22 June 2012 A former All Black convicted of assaulting his son has had his conviction overturned on appeal to the High Court. The man, who cannot be named to keep his son’s identity secret, pleaded guilty in November…

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Stick to your principles, Hone

Harawira seeks party direction on gay marriage NZ Herald 21 June 2012 Mana leader Hone Harawira is coming under pressure from his party to support gay marriage, despite previously expressing discomfort about it, saying he was “morally very conservative”. Mr…

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The effect of the anti-smacking bill

Campbell Live 20 June 2012 When the law was changed to remove the right of parents to  use physical force to discipline their children, there were predictions the  world would go mad. Wholesale prosecutions, the criminalisation of decent  parents, children…

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Call it what it is – Prostitution

NZ criticised for sex-trafficking and slavery NZ Herald 20 June 2012 New Zealand has been named as a “source country” for sex trafficking of underage girls and a destination country for forced labour in a sharply critical report released by…

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UK teachers say lack of parenting skills for child hunger

Half of teachers forced to feed pupils going hungry Guardian (UK) 19 June 2012 Heads and doctors want needy children to get free breakfast as Guardian survey reveals upsurge in demand. Headteachers and senior doctors are calling for needy children…

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Thank goodness her husband retired!

Cherie Blair attacks ‘yummy mummies’ Telegraph (UK) 19 June 2012 Cherie Blair has attacked “yummy mummies” who focus on raising their children at the expense of their careers, suggesting their children lack a sense of independence. The wife of the…

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League tables are less harmful than this!

Primary schools praised for labelling four-year-olds ‘transgender’ (UK) Telegraph (UK) 19 June 2012 Inspectors have praised infant schools for supporting their cross-dressing students, with children as young as four being labelled as “transgender”. A report found young pupils were being…

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