Month: July 2013

Youth MP’s speech on marriage prompts ‘intolerant’ walk-out

Kura Waller, the Youth MP for Maori Party co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell delivered a speech during the Youth Parliament earlier this month. Some of the youth MP’s were so intolerant and bigoted towards diversity of thought, they walked out. Below…

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Education Happens in the Family Setting As Well

Family First Media Release 29 July 2013 Family First NZ is rubbishing suggestions that families pulling their children out of school for family holidays are contributing to the truancy rate and should be prosecuted. “The suggestion is almost laughable, but…

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Warning to Oz: Smacking Ban More Harm Than Good

Family First Media Release 26 July 2013 A family group in New Zealand is warning Australian parents to reject any proposed ban on smacking, saying that from experience, it will do more harm than good, will have no effect on…

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Australian doctors want smacking made illegal

OneNews 26 July 2013 A high-profile Australian doctors’ group wants the smacking of children by parents made illegal, sparking debate by professionals about the proposal’s feasibility. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ will on Friday seek an amendment to legislation…

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62,000 kids absent from class

NZ Herald 26 July 2013 Many parents are taking their youngsters out of class in order to take advantage of cheap holidays and flights Parents who remove their children from classes to take cheap flights and holidays are part of…

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Babies taken at birth from risky mothers

Stuff.co.nz 25 July 2013 Nearly 800 newborn babies were taken from their mothers and put into government care in the past five years, with one Waikato baby taken within hours of its birth. The 773 babies – all less than…

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Doctor suspended over abortion drug prescription

NZ Herald 25 July 2013 A doctor has been suspended for six months for illegally prescribing abortion medication and ordered to pay nearly $29,000 in legal costs. The woman, who has interim name suppression, was found guilty of professional misconduct…

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Principals are top targets of assault, study reveals

OneNews 25 July 2013 School principals are six times more likely to face violence than the general population, with students and parents dishing it out equally, according to new research in Australia. And the situation is likely to be just…

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UK’s child porn filter would not work here – expert

OneNews 25 July 2013 British Prime Minister David Cameron’s push to introduce an automated child porn filter would not work here, according to a New Zealand expert. Mr Cameron has announced measures to ensure search engines block results for searches…

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California Bathroom Bill Moves Forward

CitizenLink 24 July 2013 California legislators have passed a bill that would force public schools to allow gender-confused youth to choose whether they would like to use the boys or girls restrooms and locker rooms based on their “gender identity.”…

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