Month: July 2012

“So the anti-smacking is working?”

NZ Herald 12 July 2012 A growing number of mistreated and abused children are being admitted to Waikato Hospital, and hospital staff are treating a worrying number of head injuries. Waikato Hospital treated 60 children for assaults in the past…

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Another one to add to the depressing list

Stepfather charged with murder  Stuff/co.nz 11 July 2012 A South Auckland man has appeared in court charged with murdering his two-year-old stepdaughter. Michael Martin appeared in the Manukau District Court on Friday charged with murder in relation to the death…

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Schools heavy parents over fees

Stuff.co.nz 9 July 2012 High school’s ‘forgotten’ years Schools heavy parents over fees League tables can be misleading – expert Quiz whizzes top of the class Not adding up on Easy Street Model UN converges on capital  Technicality may result…

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Minimum liquor price law outlook grim

Stuff.co.nz 4 July 2012 Despite ongoing work on a minimum alcohol price, a proposal to introduce a pricing regime looks set to fail. Justice Ministry officials are running two meetings this week with industry leaders on a plan that would…

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Washington Post 7 July 2012   Judith Wallerstein, psychologist who pioneered research on divorce, dies at 90 In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County, Calif., psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn’t sleep, cried constantly…

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The Future of Marriage?

US woman marries herself ninemsn.com.au 25 May 2012 A US woman who “married herself” in a commitment ceremony says she did it to celebrate the progress she had made in life after being divorced. Nadine Schweigert, 36, made headlines in…

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Well done for challenging Downs Syndrome programme

3News 30th June 2012 The International Criminal Court is set to launch a formal preliminary examination into the New Zealand Government’s antenatal Down syndrome screening programme. Saving Down’s, the group who filed the complaint, says the Government programme devalues the lives…

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At The Marriage Registry….

“Next.” “Good morning. We want to apply for a marriage licence.”  “Names?”  “Tim and Jim Jones.”  “Jones?  Are you related?  I see a resemblance.”  “Yes, we’re brothers.”  “Brothers? You can’t get married.”  “Why not? Aren’t you giving marriage licences to…

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Interesting poll on gay adoption

From Yahoo.com Not scientific as it is self-selecting – but with 14,000 responses – atill interesting. Bring on the debate!

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