Month: August 2017

If CYF policy had been followed, Moko would probaby have lived

Stuff co.nz 31 August 2017 Baby Moko could still be alive if Child, Youth and Family social workers had followed their own policies, the coroner’s court has heard. A witness who worked at Child, Youth and Family (CYF), now the…

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Solutions to pornography lie in society, not Govt: PM

NZ Catholic News 30 August 2017 Family First Comment: Wrong! It’s both. Prime Minister Bill English said it is society not Government that will decide how it would deal with pornography. Speaking at the Forum on the Family, Mr English…

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Anti-abortion club not welcome at Auckland University

NewsHub 29 August 2017 Auckland University students have voted to abolish an anti-abortion club from its student association. About 2700 students participated in a week-long online referendum, which asked whether the Auckland University Student’s Association (AUSA) should disaffiliate the ProLife…

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National’s Paid Parental Leave Policy Welcomed

Media Release 29 Aug 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming the announcement by National of their policy to extend paid parental leave to 22 weeks with flexibility for paid father leave – but says that parents shouldn’t have to wait…

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Muzzling Of Charities Now Extends To Auckland University

Media Release 29 August 2017 Family First NZ says that the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) disaffiliating the student club Prolife Auckland from the AUSA is a disturbing continuation of attempts by both the State and now tertiary institutions to…

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Specialist to enhance palliative services at hospice in Nelson

Stuff co.nz 28 August 2017 Family First Comment: Care – not killing. Hospice is often thought of as a final refuge; a place where people spend their last days. But as the service evolves it is offering much more than…

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Suicide rates rise yet again

NewsTalk 28 August 2017 Family First Comment: Interesting that ethnicities with strong family structure and high marriage rates have lower suicide rate. To be investigated further…. New Zealand’s “stubbornly high rate” of suicide has continued to climb and reached a…

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Who should I vote for? Drug policy at a glance

NewsHub 28 August 2017 Family First Comment: Only 2 parties make the grade – consistent with what we reported in http://www.valueyourvote.nz The regulation of marijuana is slowly changing across the world, with many countries moving to legalise both recreational and…

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Auckland early education manager warns small centres ‘dying breed’

Stuff co.nz 27 August 2017 Family First Comment: “happy second-homes for kids”? Dream on! “The number of centres licensed for more than 100 children has doubled in five years, from 80 to 159, with two-thirds of the bigger centres in…

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‘He’s pretty special already’ says mum of first unborn Kiwi to undergo surgery for spina bifida

TVNZ One News 14 February 2017 A woman whose unborn son was the first New Zealander to undergo surgery for spina bifida while still in the womb says he’s pretty special already. Catherine Harper and her husband faced a tough…

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