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    Smacking Panel Must See the Real Evidence

    Monday, September 7th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 September 2009 Smacking Panel Must See the Real Evidence Family First NZ is welcoming the appointment of Nigel Latta to the s59 Review Process but is concerned by his comments that he will not be meeting with any lobby groups. “Nigel Latta has said ‘I did not agree with the original law […]

    Smacking debate proves both parties want to play nanny

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009

    Smacking debate proves both parties want to play nanny http://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/2815488/Smacking-debate-proves-both-parties-want-to-play-nanny By MICHAEL LAWS – Sunday Star Times Last updated 09:47 30/08/2009 OPINION: Is John Key thick? Or does the prime minister think that we are? These are the only two possible explanations, after a week in which the National Party leader exposed a hubris that […]

    Northland mother charged with daughter’s murder

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/2817783/Northland-mother-charged-with-daughters-murder Northland mother charged with daughter’s murder By CLIO FRANCIS – Stuff.co.nz A Northland mother has been charged with the murder of her two-year-old daughter. The 32-year-old woman – who has name suppression – appeared before Judge Gittos at the Auckland District Court this morning. The murder charge was laid by police at Kaitaia District […]

    Open Letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

    Larry Baldock The Kiwi Party Press Release Open Letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Parliament, Wellington 26 August, 2009 Dear Prime Minister, As you are aware I have led and organised the recent Citizens Initiated Referendum on the amendment to section 59 of the Crimes Act that has given all New Zealanders a […]

    More Window Dressing on a Rejected Law

    Monday, August 24th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 25 August 2009 More Window Dressing on a Rejected Law Family First NZ says that the government has done more ‘compromise’ on a ‘compromise’ law but the window dressing is a cynical attempt to ignore the overwhelming majority of NZ’ers who reject the anti-smacking law. “The Police have already been doing regular reviews […]

    The anti-smacking law: Only a law change is morally acceptable

    Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

    From beretta-online The anti-smacking law: Only a law change is morally acceptable 4 Comments NZ Prime Minister John Key is saying that he takes the referendum outcome seriously, and that he wants to reassure parents that they will not be investigated or prosecuted just for smacking a child. See the story here. Police and Child […]

    The Message is Clear…Decriminalise Light Smacking

    Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

    The Message is Clear… Decriminalise Light Smacking WOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING 2 MINUTES TO SEND AN IMPORTANT EMAIL? Tomorrow morning, and in response to the whopping 88% who voted NO in the Referendum, John Key will be going to Cabinet to recommend ‘increased safeguards’, guidelines and ‘a level of comfort’ for parents under the anti-smacking […]

    Write to John Key NOW

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

    Key signals protection for parents http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2778529/Key-signals-protection-for-parents By GRAHAME ARMSTRONG, COLIN ESPINER – Sunday Star Times Police and Child Youth and Family officials will be warned to not prosecute parents for lightly smacking their children. Prime Minister John Key told the Sunday Star-Times in Sydney yesterday he was planning to introduce “increased safeguards” to prevent parents […]

    Anti-smacking side concede loss likely

    Thursday, August 20th, 2009

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/2773068/Anti-smacking-side-concede-loss-likely Anti-smacking side concede loss likely By MICHAEL FOX – Stuff.co.nz HOT ISSUE: Larry Baldock with boxes of petitions in 2008. The petition, circulated nationwide, led to the referendum. Campaigners on both sides of the smacking debate believe a referendum result due out tonight will be a victory for those who opposed a controversial 2007 […]

    Smacking question is clear enough

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

    http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/70140/smacking-question-clear-enough?page=0%2C0 Smacking question is clear enough Tue, 18 Aug 2009 Rex Ahdar takes issue with the idea that the “smacking” referendum is ambiguous and confusing. Unless you have been living in the Fiordland bush for the last few years, or have just arrived from Latvia, you would readily understand the fateful sentence in its cultural […]

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