Month: October 2014

Six of the weirdest weddings ever

NZ Herald 8 October 2014 Your wedding day is a big deal. The bridal industry knows this, that’s why they charge a small fortune for everything wedding-related. Many people plan on getting married only once, so they do their best…

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St Andrew’s to defy ban on conducting gay weddings

Stuff co.nz 8 October 2014 A Wellington church says a national directive from its highest body banning ministers from conducting same-sex marriages is appalling and disturbing and it will defy the order. St Andrew’s on The Terrace opposes the decision…

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US Supreme Court turns down marriage proposal

Family Research Council 6 October 2014 For once, it isn’t what the Supreme Court said that’s making news — but what it didn’t say. After weeks of speculation, the justices surprised everyone by sidestepping what most people thought was a…

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True love for rugby

The Fiji Times 6 October 2014 AS best mates Travis McIntosh, 23, and Matt McCormick, 24, were married before a celebrant dressed as Darth Vader, jokes flew at their predicament and even a streaker joined in the occasion. The straight…

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Smack children but not with implements (US)

m.News24.com 2 October 2014 Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star…

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Warning: Keep kids off dating sites

Stuff co.nz 4 October 2014 Women who post photos of their children on dating sites are unwittingly baiting prowling paedophiles. A clinician who works with sexual offenders, including paedophiles, wants parents to remove photographs of their children from all dating…

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Barnardos’ Childcare Scheme Fails Needs of Kids

Media Release 4 Oct 2014 Family First NZ says that Barnardos’ decision to extend childcare to evenings and weekends may be well-intentioned but fails to address the real needs of babies and children and the vital role of parents. “The…

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