Month: March 2014

When Family Planning is upset, the recommendation must be good!

Govt calls for overhaul of sex education NZ Herald 7 March 2014 Respectful attitudes to sex would become a core part of sex education in schools under an overhaul recommended to the Government. The revamp would aim to broaden the…

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Depression more common among Pacific kids

3News 7 March 2014   A new study has found relatively high levels of depression among Pacific Island children in New Zealand, particularly bullies and their victims. The Pacific Islands Families Study, published in the latest issue of the New Zealand…

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Offensive Billboard Should Be Pre-Vetted

Media Release 6 March 2014 Family First NZ says that a three-storey-high mural of a naked woman on the side of Christchurch’s central city strip club, Calendar Girls, should be pre-approved rather than waiting for it to cause offence to…

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Expansion of Lotto Will Harm Families

Media Release 6 March 2014 Family First NZ is concerned that Lotto wants to expand its market with new simpler games with no age restriction, and selling in checkout aisles. “Many see Lotto as some harmless fun, but for children…

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Increase price, close earlier = less binge drinking

Binge drinkers buy later Stuff co.nz 5 February 2014 People who buy alcohol after 10pm are twice as likely to be binge drinkers or alcoholics than those who buy it earlier, new research shows. The International Alcohol Study, led by…

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When Life Begins Not ‘Really Relevant’ – Planned Parenthood

National Review 28 February 2014 The president of the country’s largest abortion provider said she didn’t think the matter of when life begins is pertinent to the issue. “It is not something that I feel is really part of this…

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Putting a value on time with the kids: priceless

Stuff.co.nz 5 March 2014 Catch a business leader at just the right time and he will tell you, wet-eyed, that being there when his child was born was the most significant event in his life. In a private moment, the…

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Men banned from becoming Queen (UK)

The Telegraph 4 March 2014 Men are to be banned from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales as part of an unprecedented effort to rewrite more than 700 years of law to prevent unintended consequences of gay marriage. Even a 14th…

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Kids’ TV habits sound alarm

NZ Herald 2 March 2014 Parenting experts are alarmed at a new study that shows two thirds of Kiwi infants are watching up to three hours of television a day. The findings of the Growing up in New Zealand survey…

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New law splits ranks of marriage celebrants

NZ Herald 1 March 2014 Same-sex weddings have split the ranks of marriage celebrants. Some celebrants have stepped down in opposition to same-sex marriage, although they are outnumbered by those signing up to marry gay couples. New figures from Internal…

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