Month: March 2014

Legal highs a curse, says councillor

Stuff.co.nz 27 March 2014 Parents say they are distraught and confused about why the Government is allowing “psychosis-producing” legal highs into communities. “This will affect our young children . . . it’s frightening when parents ring and are crying on…

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World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages

Christianity Today 24 March 2014 World Vision’s American branch will no longer require its more than 1,100 employees to restrict their sexual activity to marriage between one man and one woman. Abstinence outside of marriage remains a rule. But a…

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Euthanasia for a bad golf day??

Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke risks ban The Australian 25 March 2014 Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke is facing a third inquiry that could lead to his being barred from medical practice, after a complaint that he promoted euthanasia for social reasons,…

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This is pretty cool!

New app allows mums to track baby’s progress MailOnline 26 March 2014 A new smartphone app allows mothers to listen to the heartbeat of their unborn child and keep track of their baby’s progress in the womb. The Bellabeat Connected…

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Bet the author didn’t pick this title

Abortion issue is full of blurry lines Stuff.co.nz 24 March 2014 Tuesday marked a year of my having been a Waikato Times columnist. Since I started with a controversial issue (same-sex marriage), I figure it makes sense to celebrate a…

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Problem gambling contract surprises

NZ Herald 22 March 2014 The Salvation Army says it was unaware it would be taking over as the lead agency for gambling addiction services after the Ministry of Health controversially cut funding to the Problem Gambling Foundation. The foundation’s…

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Dear Future Mum – World Down Syndrome Day

A heart-warming message from 15 people with Down syndrome to a future mom. Don’t let the law in NZ be used to allow these precious lives to be aborted before birth. www.chooselife.org.nz

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Even more disturbing…

Tau Henare (National MP) makes it clear why the Problem Gambling Foundation got defunded – you better shut up!

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Problem Gambling Foundation Victim of Political Views?

Media Release 21 March 2014 Family First NZ is expressing concern and disappointment that the Problem Gambling Foundation is losing its government funding. “As with the attempt to deregister Family First NZ because if its views on traditional marriage, the…

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Ex-Prostituted Women Blast UN and Amnesty Int’l

C-Fam.org 21 March 2014 Women rescued from prostitution are criticizing UN agencies and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution insisting legalization would lead to more girls being trafficked, and transform pimps into legitimate businessmen. “When [UN personnel] work in…

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