Month: November 2015

Is there a link between poverty and child homicide in New Zealand?

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Stuff 21 November 2015 The most deprived parts of New Zealand are overwhelmingly represented in the country’s child homicide statistics. A Stuff analysis of 187 victims* of child homicide since 1992 found that 42 were from suburbs that scored…


Special investigation: New Zealand’™s shameful record of child abuse

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Stuff 21 November 2015 New Zealand remains one of the most dangerous countries in the developed world in which to grow up, despite efforts from successive governments. Thirteen Kiwi kids have died in suspicious circumstances so far this year…


Who is New Zealand’s longest married couple?


Stuff 19 November 2015 If you’ve been married for an extremely long time you could be in for a prize for your perseverance. A competition to find the longest married couple in New Zealand has been launched by conservative…


Search Is On For Longest Married NZ Couple

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Media Release 14 Nov 2015 Family First NZ has launched the inaugural annual search for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand Nominations will be taken until 15 January 2016 with the winners named on 14 February 2016 (Valentine’s Day)…


Parent Applauded for Rejecting Sex Ed Programme

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Media Release 19 Nov 2015 Family First NZ says that a mother who withdrew her 9-year-old from a sex ed class run by Family Planning should be applauded, and that many more parents would take the same action if they…


Pedophiles’ Register Will Protect Families

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Media Release 18 Nov 2015 Family First NZ has made a Submission today to the Select Committee considering the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Register) Bill, and says that a Register will not only protect the public but will also…


Pharmac bid to fund medical cannabis shut down by clinical advisors

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NZ Doctor 16 November 2015 Pharmac’s bid to fund a cannabis medication for multiple sclerosis has been declined by its advisory committee, in part because it says the risk of inappropriate use is too high. Pharmac has been seeking clinical…


Media Blasted For Bias In Euthanasia Debate

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Media Release 16 November 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming a ruling by the Broadcasting Standards Authority that TVNZ’s Seven Sharp breached broadcasting standards in its recent coverage of the euthanasia issue. Seven Sharp featured the story of a terminally…