Month: July 2013

Grandparent carers forced back to work

Stuff.co 25 July 2013 Grandparents who have spent years raising troubled grandchildren are being told to get back to work, sometimes just months from retirement. Support group Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) says this month’s welfare shakeup has pushed many carers…

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Sports groups fear impact of ‘sinking lid’ on pokies

NZ Herald 25 July 2013 Pokie numbers in pubs and clubs across Auckland will drop under a new unified Super City policy, at least partly offsetting more pokies in the Sky City casino under the controversial convention centre deal. After…

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Scammer tries to cash credits

Stuff.co 25 July 2013 A grocery chain has issued warnings to staff after claims beneficiaries are trying to swap their state-issued food credits for cash. Mother of four Antillea Karaitiana, 28, says she was approached by a stranger in Pak…

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Govt Should Follow UK Lead on Blocking Porn

Media Release 23 July 2013 Family First NZ is calling on the government to join the UK in having pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they specifically choose to receive it. The announcement was made by UK Prime Minister…

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Great decision. Now NZ’s turn?

 BBC News 22 July 2013 Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM announces Most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced. In addition, the…

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Are children really better off with gay parents?

TheLeadingEdge 22 July 2013 Yesterday morning the Stuff.co.nz website boldly trumpeted the headline: ‘Children with gay parents ‘happier’ – research‘. I was wondering how long it was going to take the NZ media to start touting the dubious claims of…

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Stuff try to resurrect shonky gay parent ‘research’

Stuffed.co.nz are continuing their crusade for crap research on gay parenting by reprinting research from Australia which has been exposed as shonky and useless. We’ve covered this HERE HERE and HERE But just to summarise, the Stuff-ed article says Children…

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Update on THAT book

Thank you to the thousands of you who spoke up and either complained to NZ Post, wrote to your local public or school library alerting them to the contents of the book, or warned other families about this awful book which currently…

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