Month: September 2012

Three parents, one baby

‘Three people, one baby’ public consultation begins (UK) BBC News 16 Sep 2012 A public consultation has been launched to discuss the ethics of using three people to create one baby. The technique could be used to prevent debilitating and…

Share

Are these products in NZ?

Alcohol industry grooming children to drink – AMA Courier Mail (Aust) 19 Sep 2012 The alcohol industry is grooming children to drink by marketing booze-flavoured chips, chocolates, lip gloss and biscuits. The nation’s peak medical organisation, the Australian Medical Association,…

Share

New law could put ‘Beast’ in jail

Nelson Mail 19 Sep 2012 A new law targeting “high-risk” sex and violent offenders could be used to send the Beast of Blenheim back to jail. Justice Minister Judith Collins yesterday introduced legislation which will allows the courts to keep…

Share

Brothel-free Christchurch CBD

Christchurch Press 19 Sep 2012 The area south of Tuam St could become Christchurch’s new red-light district because authorities want to keep brothels out of other parts of the central city. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has raised concerns…

Share

Mother charged with baby’s murder

Dominion Post 19 Sep 2012 A young mother has been charged with murder after her newborn baby girl was found dead and wrapped in a towel in the Hutt Valley. A 21-year-old Taita woman was charged last night after her…

Share

UN – States are not required to allow same-sex couples to marry

Sponsor of the same-sex marriage bill Louisa Wall is excited about a new report from the UN Labour’s Rainbow Caucus Chair Louisa Wall says marriage equality is a step New Zealand can take to meet our obligations under a new…

Share

Palliative sedation a ‘peaceful way to die’

Christchurch Press 17 Sep 2012 Within 10 minutes of having her first dose of sedative, Col Pieper’s terminally-ill mother drifts to sleep. A medication pump is set up to continuously give her the sedative midazolam to ensure she stays asleep…

Share

TV dinners are bad for health, experts claim

NZ Herald 17 Sep 2012 More than half of New Zealanders eat dinner in front of the television three or more nights a week, while almost a quarter admit to indulging in the habit every night, a new survey says.…

Share

Fatal flaws in our bail laws

NZ Herald 16 Sep 2012 A violent gang member was free to kill despite committing crimes while on bail for five consecutive years. Rangi Brown, 41, is one of 398 “hardcore” repeat offenders who committed crimes every year between 2006…

Share