Month: November 2012

Video games as addictive as gambling: study

ABC News 25 November 2012 A Canberra psychology researcher has confirmed what many have long suspected – video games can be just as addictive as gambling or alcohol. As part of her PhD at the Australian National University, Olivia Metcalf…

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Consequences of legalising same sex ‘marriage’ overseas (continued…)

The legalisation of same-sex marriage (or just the push for it) has had the following consequences: * Tennis great Margaret Court came under attack when she expressed opposition to same-sex marriage early in 2012. Court was accused of spreading “hateful…

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Church urged to consider Pacific families’ financial constraints

Radio NZ 26 Nov 2012 The Families Commission says culture and the church are major contributors to Pacific communities getting into trouble with debt and loan sharks. The commission’s report, Pacific Families and Problem Debt released on Saturday says Pacific…

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Finally…. admitting that we DO have a problem

Family violence at ‘horrendous’ levels Stuff.co.nz 25 Nov 2012 Police investigated more than 77,500 domestic violence cases in the past 20 months, launching inquiries at a rate equal to five incidents every hour, new figures show. Of cases investigated between…

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Are you monitoring your kids on Facebook?

Parents told to take charge online NZ Herald 26 Nov 2012 Do it early and without fear – that’s the advice an internet safety expert has for parents worried about how and when they should address concerns about their children’s…

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What we’ve been asking for since day one

Push for warning labels on alcohol ONE News 22 Nov 2012 Coroner JP Ryan’s call for all alcohol products to carry health warnings is being supported by Alcohol Healthwatch. Ryan says William Paki died last December as a direct result…

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Trying to patch up bad law changes

Gay choice for churches NZ Herald 23 Nov 2012 A bill to legalise same-sex marriage is likely to be amended to explicitly state that churches would not be forced to marry same-sex couples. A parliamentary select committee considering the legislation…

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This is marriage ‘equality’, isn’t it?

Saudi man marries four wives from one school, including a student NZ Herald 22 Nov 2012 A Saudi man has married a schoolgirl, her teacher and her principal, as well as an educational supervisor who oversees the same school. The…

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