Month: June 2013

Seeing family as a social justice (poverty) issue

Glenn Stanton – Christianity Today 13 July 2012 Just 60 years ago, those who had stable employment were seldom poor. Forty years ago, education became the gulf which separated the haves from the have-nots. For the past 20 years or…

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Sex education in spotlight

Hawkes Bay Today 26 June 2013 Hawke’s Bay principals are reviewing a controversial new report claiming sex education in schools promotes sexual behaviour among young people. The report was commissioned by conservative lobby group Family First and written by United…

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Street’s euthanasia bill a grave threat to Downs community

Saving Downs 25 July 2013 New Zealand Labour Party MP Maryan Street has a private members bill for euthanasia sitting in the ballot box in Parliament. If this bill is drawn and subsequently made law, it paves the way for…

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Doctors back early closing for bars

Stuff.co.nz 25 June 2013 Christchurch Hospital emergency department doctors are backing the city’s draft local alcohol policy, saying it will reduce incidents of serious and permanent injury. In a joint perspective piece published in today’s Press, consultant emergency physicians Jan…

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Tourism Board Wastes Taxpayer Funds On Marriage Stunt

Media Release 25 June 2013 Family First is slamming the NZ Tourism Board for wasting taxpayer money on a stunt which is politically motivated. It also discriminates against couples who are of the opposite sex. New Zealand’s tourism promoter is…

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Coming to a NZ classroom one day???

Have you heard of Daniel Glowacki? Daniel refused to speak approvingly in class about homosexual conduct when his gay activist teacher attempted to use an “anti-bullying” day to promote homosexuality in the classroom. Daniel was kicked out of class for…

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NZ Tourism Search for first Aussie gay wedding in NZ

Tacky Tourism Board – using a highly controversial law change which was rejected by more than half of NZ’ers (80% according to Campbell Live!!). But your tax money is paying for it. By the way, you know who the Minister…

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6 y/o transgender girl = child abuse

Rights case ruling favours US transgender girl NZ Herald 26 June 2013 US officials say a suburban Colorado Springs school district discriminated against a six-year-old transgender girl by preventing her from using the girls’ bathroom, in what advocates described as…

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TV3 The Vote – Poverty or Parenting. Our Full Message

One of the frustrating aspects of watching TV3’s The Vote “Poverty or Parenting” was that it was heavily edited from our pre-record on Monday night – and therefore statements which explained more of the context of what we said was not included.…

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Whoops, Hone and John Key!

Exercise beats breakfast NZ Herald 23 June 2013 The Government might have better spent it’s $9.5 million school breakfast money on walking school buses, findings from a Danish study into children and exercise suggest. The Danish study, cited at a…

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