Month: May 2013

Bob McCoskrie thrashes Colin Craig

I’m pretty stoked. There’s been a poll on the gaynz website all week  – and I thrashed Colin Craig hands down 59% to 42%. In fact, I even voted for myself three times on different computers just to make sure I…

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Schools ‘tricking’ parents over fees

stuffed.co.nz 31 May 2013 Struggling schools are charging illegal fees to make ends meet and parents are paying for it, education representatives say. Post Primary Teachers’ Association spokesman Norman Austin said schools were underfunded and many had resorted to asking…

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Gov’t Should Remove Mixed Messages on School Fees

Media Release 31 May 2013 Family First NZ says that the government should say once and for all whether school fees are compulsory or not. “The mixed messages and confusion by both Labour when they were in government and now…

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Warning To Marriage Celebrants

Media Release 30 May 2013 Family First NZ says that information being sent to marriage celebrants by the Department of Internal Affairs about the new marriage laws does not clearly state the correct legal position. The email from the Registrar-General…

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Coming to a school near you soon?

Gender Bender Day causes controversy at school (US) Fox6 News.com Students at Tippecanoe School have participated in several different theme days during School Spirit Week, but Friday, May 23rd’s theme of Gender Bender Day caused some controversy. Members of the…

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And not a moment too soon

Restoring power to arrest prostitutes and clients NZ Herald 29 May 2013 Central government politicians have called a roundtable meeting in Wellington tomorrow to look for ways to control street prostitution in South Auckland. The meeting, called by Parliament’s local…

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This is how you push through gay marriage laws

Tory MPs ‘warned career under threat’ if didn’t back gay marriage Telegraph 29 May 2013 Conservative MPs claim they were threatened by party whips to back gay marriage or their political career would be finished. Tories were also reportedly warned…

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Otara Principal: Food in schools not the only solution

Newstalk ZB 30 May 2013 Principal of Yendarra school in Otara, Susan Dunlop, talks to Leighton Smith about yesterday’s announcement of a food in schools plan. She says the hype over the programme has portrayed many parents in a bad…

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Parents ‘run ragged’ by children when back from grandparents

Mail Online 28 May 2013 A new study has revealed that parents are  being ‘run ragged’ by their offspring when they get back from a stay at their  grandparents because they have been so spoilt there. The study found that youngsters…

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Govt commits $9.5 million to feed hungry children

ONE News 28 May 2013 The Government has pledged $9.5 million over the next five years to help feed children at school. The details of the anticipated scheme have just been revealed at Parliament. It will be an expansion of…

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