Month: October 2012

Campaign targets MPs’ votes

Rotorua Daily Post 17 Oct 2012 Brochures asking people to urge MPs to vote against a same-sex marriage bill have been distributed in Rotorua with at least one local church making them available to parishioners. Family First New Zealand has…

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Another defeat

North Carolina passes same-sex marriage ban CNN 11 May 2012 North Carolina voters have passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, CNN projects, putting a ban that already existed in state law into the state’s charter. With more than 2…

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Skinny dip record attempt slammed as ‘indecent’

NZ Herald 16 Oct 2012 An attempt at breaking a world-record for skinny dipping planned for Mount Maunganui is being labelled unacceptable and indecent. The idea was raised by The Edge radio station after listeners voted the nudie run at…

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Paul Holmes interviews Kevin Hague

Scoop co.nz 14 October 2012 Green MP to place adoption reform bill in ballot tomorrow, seeking to alter 57-year-old Adoption Act. That act “fossilises values and attitudes” from the 1950s that “are no longer fit for modern New Zealand”. Opens…

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Disturbing: Teenage Girl Becomes Infertile after Gardasil Vaccination

Population Research Institute Gardasil has been controversial from the beginning. While other vaccines protect against diseases spread by casual contact, Gardasil was developed to protect against a sexually transmitted disease called Human Papilloma Virus or HPV.  Merck & Co., the…

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Parents to share maternity leave under new plans (UK)

Telegraph (UK) 11 Oct 2012 Fathers will be able to take time off work and claim state benefits throughout the majority of the first year of their baby’s life if the mother returns to employment. This will allow the main…

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Police nab 709 drug-drivers

We supported this bill, and it’s obviously achieving what it set out to do Otago Daily Times 15 Oct 2012 More than 700 drivers have been caught for drug-driving since a new law came into effect. Figures released to the…

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I don’t agree with the research – so let’s ignore it!

Food and learning connection shot down Sunday Star Times 14 oct 2012 Feeding hungry schoolchildren does nothing to boost their learning, a new report shows. The findings have surprised experts in a week when campaigning to introduce free food at…

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