Month: February 2012

Public able to comment on high-rise brothel

NZ Herald 25 Feb 2012 Controversial plans for New Zealand’s first high-rise tower brothel on the site of a historic hotel got a rough ride through Auckland Council yesterday, resulting in the public being able to object. Wellington’s John and…

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Not in my backyard

Bay of Plenty Times 27 Feb 2012 Bay businesses are challenged to make a buck in tough economic times and now they have a new battle on their hands – public opinion over where they can set up shop. When…

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Increased Monitoring of Abuse Naïve and Flawed

Media Release 26 February 2012 Family First NZ has submitted their response to the Green Paper on Vulnerable Children. They are rejecting the proposals of increased monitoring of families in order to ‘catch’ child abusers, and are calling for a…

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Why I feel for the kids of ego-trippers – Rosemary McLeod

Dominion Post 23 Feb 2012 Maybe having kids is egotistical. You think you’ll somehow live on forever through your amazingly gifted and beautiful descendants. All I know is the whole thing was always a lottery, and despite the pill and the…

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Young people ‘underestimate alcohol units’

Independent (UK) 26 Feb 2012 Many young people underestimate how much alcohol they drink even if they have some knowledge of the Government’s guidelines on sensible consumption, a study says. Researchers said their results suggest that young people do not…

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Good News I – Brothel driven from suburb

Christchurch Press 27 Feb 2012 A controversial Christchurch brothel is set to close its doors in an upmarket suburb, but the spread of the sex trade across the city cannot be stopped, a city councillor says. About 50 community members…

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Expect the flood gates to open!

NZ Herald 26 Feb 2012 Violence in schools will be reported to police under a strict new regime. The secondary schools union has instructed its member teachers to report all serious assaults directly to police from this week. President of…

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