Month: May 2015

Smoking dope can cause early puberty – research

NZ Herald 19 May 2015 Smoking cannabis may cause early puberty and stunted growth in boys. Scientists studied hormones in the blood of 437 boys, including 217 who habitually smoked cannabis before reaching puberty. They found that levels of puberty-related…

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MPs Should Respect Medical Profession On Drinking Age

Media Release 19 May 2015 Family First NZ says that politicians should not be turning a blind eye to calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. “Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, the…

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Charity legislation ‘favours’ big companies

Stuff co.nz 18 May 2015 Big charities are claiming income tax exemptions while small non-profits struggle to gain official charity status under the current rules, a new report says. The New Zealand Initiative’s latest report, titled Giving Charities a Helping…

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Penguin bondage book found in Kaiapoi pre-school

Stuff co.nz 16 May 2015 A picture book which depicts penguins in bondage gear with whips has prompted the Ministry of Education to contact a Kaiapoi preschool after the book was discovered on its shelves. Mother of three Lana McLean…

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Schools to teach kids there’s no such thing as boys or girls (US)

  Fox News 15 May 2015 One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as…

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Tariana Turia appointed to the Families Commision board

NZ Herald 14 May 2015 Former Maori Party co-leader Dame Tariana Turia has been appointed to the Families Commission board. The commission rebranded late last year and is now known as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, or Superu…

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TV audience chastised for laughing at male victim of domestic violence

Sydney Morning Herald 15 May 2015 He has been accused of deliberately choosing poorly-educated guests to make the British ashamed of their national identity and preying on dysfunctional people under the guise of entertainment. But this week, social media users…

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