Month: July 2012

Shutting down residential brothels – Good!

Auckland Council raids hit 50 brothels NZ Herald 19 July 2012 About 50 residential brothels in the central Auckland area have been raided in the past year after 95 complaints were made to the Auckland Council. Council resource consents manager…

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Perhaps the definition and purpose would be a good place to start

Anglicans exploring marriage Challenge Weekly 19 July 2012 The nature of marriage, the blessing of same-sex unions and the ordination of gay priests were hot topics at the Anglican Church’s 60th General Synod/Hinota Whanui in Fiji last week. About 160…

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More dodgy research by anti-smacking brigade

Study claims smacking kids causes mental illness The Christian Institute 9 July 2012 Children who were smacked are more likely to suffer from mental health problems in later life, a controversial study has claimed. But questions have been raised about…

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What about their own behavior?

Sex workers cry foul over booklet NZHerald 18 July 2012 South Auckland sex workers say the Auckland Council is turning them into “public enemies” and “targets of abuse” following the release of a booklet accusing them of destroying public property.…

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Dozens of children abused while in CYF care

NZHerald 17 July 2012 More than 70 children and young people were abused while in Child Youth and Family care last year and no central records are being kept on the abuse. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett revealed the information…

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Glenn offers to fund royal commission of inquiry

Stuff.co.nz 17 July 2012 Millionaire businessman Owen Glenn has given $80 million to prevent child abuse in New Zealand, with the first $8m going to a pilot scheme to educate young men in Otara. Glenn announced today at the Otara…

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Internet porn is making teenage relationships more violent

DailyMail.co.uk 5 July 2012 Teenage relationships are becoming increasing violent due to the prevalence of internet pornography, the country’s top prosecutor has warned. Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said: ‘I have been concerned about the exposure of young…

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TV a weighty problem for kids – study

NZHerald 17 July 2012 Watching two hours of television puts a millimetre on the waist of a child and reduces the ability to exercise, researchers have found. Scientists who followed 1300 children from age 2 to 4 found that for…

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Tolerance and diversity, but only when we agree

NZHerald 17 July 2012 A free-speech battle is shaping up at Auckland University tomorrow over a move to boot out an anti-abortion group from university facilities. ProLife Auckland, which claims more than 400 student members, faces disaffiliation from the students’…

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