Month: July 2012

Give your backing to current marriage laws

Stuff.co.nz 27 July 2012 OPINION: Despite the often-heard, throwaway comment that marriage is “just a piece of paper”, the overwhelming evidence would suggest that this is not so. According to the Statistics Department, in the past five years there were…

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MPs to vote on gay marriage

NZ Herald 26 July 2012  A bill on whether to legalise gay marriage is to go before Parliament. The bill, submitted by Labour MP Louisa Wall and aimed at legalising same-sex marriage, has been drawn from the Members Bill Ballot.…

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Accused’s right to silence questioned

Stuff.co.nz 26 July 2012  A coroner’s decision implicating Chris Kahui in the deaths of his twin babies has reignited debate over a defendant’s right to silence in court. The coroner’s findings have sparked calls for a review of a defendant’s…

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Babies make up half of abuse cases

NZ Herald 26 July 2012  Babies yet to see their first birthdays have accounted for half of all hospital-recorded suspected abuse cases involving young children. New Ministry of Health figures for the past year confirm New Zealand’s comparative rate of…

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Kahui case: 25k reward offered

TVNZ One News 25 July 2012  Family First is offering a $25,000 reward for any new information that leads to a conviction in the case of the Kahui twins’ deaths. Coroner Garry Evans says he is satisfied that the traumatic…

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Good readers make better students

The Herald Sun 26 July 2012 Children whose parents regularly read to them when they are young are likely to perform better in NAPLAN, a landmark study says. The Australian Institute of Family Studies surveyed thousands of children and found that solid…

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