Month: April 2013

Crack down on loan sharks

Stuff.co.nz 18 April 2013 Money lenders will have to practice responsible lending under new legislation introduced to Parliament today that aims to crack down on loan shark practices. Finance and loan companies would have to ensure individuals had the resources…

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Hate to admit it – but we were right!

Legalise multi-partner marriage – group Stuff.co.nz 24 April 2013 A group is calling for the Government to consider legalising multi-partner marriages. The group set up a Facebook page just before the Marriage Amendment Bill passed through Parliament last week, legalising…

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So much for tolerance

Anti-marriage equality website hacked TVNZ 23 April 2013 Family First is vowing to keep its anti-marriage equality website running for the next few years after it was repeatedly attacked by hackers. The Protect Marriage website suffered another attack by hackers…

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Mike Butler: The gay-marriage self-parody

Breaking Views – NZCPD 19 April 2013 The phrase “gay rights for nuclear-free whales” quite accurately parodies the shallow, trendy, bumper-sticker campaigns of the New Zealand left. Shallow trendiness dominated parliament this week as Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage (Definition…

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French politicians also ignore the people

France legalises gay marriage after harsh debate NZ Herald 24 April 2013 Just days after New Zealand voted gay marriage into law, France has followed suit, becoming the 14th country to do so. France’s lower house National Assembly overnight (NZT)…

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Maurice Williamson dances to nihilist beat

ANDRE VAN HEERDEN – NZ Catholic 22 Apr 2013 ….To be sure, Williamson was by turns impassioned, indignant, and ingratiating, but the lasting impression he left on any rational listener would have been one of unmitigated inanity. The speech was…

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Gay weddings ban: Churches say no

NZ Herald 23 April 2013 Gay marriage has been legalised by Parliament – but it is still banned by most of New Zealand’s 10 main religions. A Herald survey has found that five of the top 10 – Catholics, Baptists,…

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Key really has lost the plot

Key: Ellen a chance to promote NZ as tolerant NZ Herald 22 April 2013 Prime Minister John Key says he gave approval to National MP Maurice Williamson to appear on American talkshow Ellen because it was an opportunity to promote…

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Protect Marriage Website Still Under Attack

Media Release 23 April 2013 The Protect Marriage website www.protectmarriage.org.nz suffered another major attack by hackers, just a few days after the same-sex marriage bill was passed. “At about 9pm Sunday night the Protect Marriage website was attacked, causing our…

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