Month: December 2013

Not what the poll actually says.

Sex education lagging: poll NZ Herald 30 December 2013 Nearly three-quarters of New Zealanders feel that the Roast Busters case showed high school students needed to be taught about respectful attitudes to sex, not just the mechanics of sexual intercourse.…

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Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry

3News 25 December 2013 Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a three-year-old can master them. And that has some paediatricians and other health experts worried. Since navigating a tablet generally doesn’t require the ability to type or…

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“And, like Australia, they haven’t banned smacking!”

U.S. child abuse, neglect down for sixth year UPI.com 23 December 2013 The number of U.S. child abuse and neglect victims dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2012, Department of Health and Human Services officials said. A report by…

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“Which politician will introduce the anti-yelling bill?”

Is screaming the new spanking? Daily News Transcript 21st March 2013 Parenting skills change over time. While corporal punishment was once tolerable to many, these days most parents wouldn’t dream of hitting their children. Instead, they may raise their voices in…

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Child support debt reaches $3b

TVNZ News 26 December 2013 There are concerns not enough is being done to collect billions of dollars owed in overdue child support. The alarm has been raised in the wake of the Government’s move to delay reforms of the…

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Loan sharks circle poor

Stuff.co.nz 21 December 2013 Christchurch’s most at-risk residents are being targeted by dodgy lenders and by mobile-truck shops, with some scouting for sales outside welfare agencies, the City Missioner says. Michael Gorman is calling for tougher laws on high-interest payday…

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Moms Who Cut Back at Work Are Happier

The Atlantic 18 December 2013 Two facts are often obscured in the public conversation devoted to women, work, and family. First, the vast majority of married mothers don’t want to work full-time. Second, married mothers who are able to cut back at…

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Dad who murdered newborn triplet jailed for life

NZ Herald 18 December 2013 A man who murdered one of his triplet daughters has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non parole period of 17 years. Thomas Tamatea Ariki-Nui McGregor, 31, was sentenced in the High Court…

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Mayor Len Brown told: Shape up or ship out

NZ Herald 17 December 2013 Mayor Len Brown has lost a firm grip on the Super City after an unprecedented message from councillors yesterday to shape up or ship out. Councillor Dick Quax went one step further and called for…

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