Shock at pills for kids

Taranaki Daily News 27 March 2012 Medicating children and teenagers to treat mental illness is creating a “toxic environment” for New Zealand’s youth, a suicide prevention advocate says. Maria Bradshaw, chief executive of suicide prevention group Casper has slammed the…

Alcohol warnings to pregnant women

Stuff.co.nz 26 March 2012 A plan to target pregnant women in warning labels on alcohol products may have already encountered a setback, with Dominion Breweries (DB) confirming they won’t be complying for at least two years – when the rule…

It’s legalised child abuse

Southland Times 24 March 2012 OPINION: Shirley and Ron Birt have fostered children in Southland since the 1960s. These are their concerns about children in CYF care. We are very long-term foster parents and are concerned for children in CYF…