Month: July 2013

“Police discretion” didn’t work for this mum

Mother who hit boy with belt let off ONE News 3 July 2013 A South Canterbury mother who hit her 10-year-old son with a belt has been spared a conviction. The 37-year-old, who was given permanent name suppression in the…

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Teachers feel unsafe in own class

NZ Herald 3 July 2013 The morale of teachers is dropping as they struggle under an ever-increasing workload because of NCEA and feel unsafe in their own classrooms, according to a report. …The Council for Educational Research’s report on the…

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Why the book is inappropriate – Radio Live

On “that” book – with Sean Plunket on Radio Live http://bobmccoskrie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/0630-Radio-Live-re-book-award.mp3 and on ZB News http://bobmccoskrie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/0630-Newstalk-ZB-re-book-award.mp3  

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Three-parent embryos – 12 reasons for caution

Christian Medical Comment 28 June 2013 The media is buzzing today with the news that Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on…

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The fallout from redefining marriage marches on (US)

The Family Research Council (US) just sent through a list of examples around the US highlighting the profound loss of liberty that accompanies the march down the same-sex “wedding” aisle, including business owners (and wedding vendors in particular) who are…

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CYF admits mistakes made in neglect case

Radio NZ News 1 July 2013 Welfare agency Child, Youth and Family admits mistakes were made in its management of a couple found guilty of the serious neglect of their children. The 23-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, whose names are…

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CYF Complaints Authority Needed As Watchdog on Agency

Media Release 2 July 2013 Family First NZ says that the Government should immediately establish an independent CYF Complaints Authority as a watchdog on the state agency. The call comes in to response to a number of recent cases –…

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Prostitution – Yet again, Govt sidesteps the issue

3 News 27 June 2013 Asenati Lole-Taylor says street prostitution is rife in Manukau, Christchurch and other areas (file) The Government is shifting responsibility for the problems caused by street prostitution on to local councils which don’t have powers to…

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