Month: December 2014

Call for ban on alcohol advertising at sport events

NZ Herald 17 December 2014 The Government has been told to end alcohol sponsorship of sports clubs and ban any advertising of beer, wine and spirits during televised matches by a ministerial forum. The forum, chaired by former rugby league…

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Bill euthanised over little support in House

Stuff co.nz 16 December 2014 Palmerston North’s MP says the “conservative” makeup of Parliament is one of the main reasons for dropping his pursuit of a bill seeking to legalise euthanasia. Labour’s Iain Lees-Galloway has abandoned the Right to Life…

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Schools urged to go back to ‘chalk and talk’ teaching (UK)

MailOnline 15 December 2014 Schools are being urged to go back to ‘chalk and talk’ teaching that was once widespread in Britain – in order to reproduce the success the traditional methods now have in China. Education Minister Nick Gibb…

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Labour MP drops euthanasia bill

NZ Herald 15 December 2014 A bill which would legalise voluntary euthanasia has been dropped by Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway at the request of his leader Andrew Little. Mr Lees-Galloway had been canvassing support for his End of Life Choice…

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Baby aborted because of ‘deformed’ left hand (Aust)

Brisbane Times 12 December 2014 A NSW couple who fought to have their pregnancy terminated at 28 weeks after discovering the foetus had a physical abnormality has revealed the inconsistency and fear surrounding decisions over late-term abortion in NSW, where…

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Is Time Magazine wrong? Or have politicians misled us?

Time Magazine is doing a feature on spanking (“smacking”) as the US debates the issue. As part of the coverage they include a chart entitled “How Other Countries Handle Spanking“. Note the description for NZ NZ became the first English-speaking…

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School tells 13y/o’s can have sex choose gender (US)

Fox News 10 December 2014  Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High…

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‘Lack of leadership’ over prostitution bylaw

Stuff co.nz 11 December 2014 Community leaders are “bitterly disappointed” that a long-awaited street prostitution law has been scrapped by a parliamentary select committee. The Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill would have let Auckland Council…

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Setting the Record Straight on Perry Preschool

Brainwave Trust – Keryn O’Neill The attempts to use evidence when developing policy to enhance outcomes for New Zealand’s children are to be applauded. Research can certainly be a very useful tool in determining which of the multiple options facing…

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Make a Christmas Investment so we can fight!

When a charitable group who promotes the natural family as a fundamental social unit is deemed of “no public benefit”, you know a country is in deep trouble. It’s not only our views they’re trying to muzzle – it’s your…

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