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    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 […]

    Who can protect our children?

    Sunday, August 16th, 2009

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10591094&pnum=0 Who can protect our children? 4:00AM Sunday Aug 16, 2009 By David Fisher Our state services fail to protect some of New Zealand’s most severely abused children and allow them to be “revictimised”, according to research published in an international medical journal. It says the child protection system could be seen as a “poorly […]

    Parents Still Flouting Smacking Law – And Still Opposing It

    Saturday, July 25th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 25 July 2009 Parents Still Flouting Smacking Law – And Still Opposing It Family First NZ says that the latest research on parental discipline by Digipoll shows that parents are continuing to flout the law and that the opposition to it remains at its high level. “Parents are ignoring the law because they […]

    England: ‘Evil destruction’ of a happy family

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/5858902/Evil-destruction-of-a-happy-family.html ‘Evil destruction’ of a happy family A system involving social workers, police and courts took a child away from loving parents for no apparent reason, writes Christopher Booker. By Christopher Booker Published: 5:48PM BST 18 Jul 2009 Comments 287 | Comment on this article Two weeks ago I reported as shocking a story as […]

    Police admit they may prosecute for smacking cases initially considered “reasonable force in the circumstances”

    Friday, July 17th, 2009

    FROM: http://www.big-news.blogspot.com/ Police admit they may prosecute for smacking cases initially considered “reasonable force in the circumstances” Police have not ruled out prosecuting a parent who lightly – and with reasonable force – smacks their child, despite proponents of a law change on smacking saying it will never happen. Prior to 2007, if a parent […]

    Police in Christchurch on Smacking

    Thursday, July 9th, 2009

    Keep listening – it is less than 1 minute Police on smacking.mp3 (audio/mpeg) 144K . .

    Read real-life stories of how the Anti-smacking law has hurt Kiwi families…

    Monday, June 29th, 2009

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    Referendum Cost Unfortunate Outcome of Political ‘Deafness’

    Sunday, June 28th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 June 2009 Referendum Cost Unfortunate Outcome of Political ‘Deafness’ Family First NZ is not surprised by a poll today that says that 77% of NZ’ers think the Referendum is a waste of money, and says that the government should save the taxpayer $9 million on a postal referendum and simply fix the […]

    Anti-smacking law insult to Tino-Rangatiratanga

    Friday, June 26th, 2009

    Anti-smacking law insult to Tino-Rangatiratanga Friday, 26 June 2009, 11:51 am Anti-smacking legislation counterproductive and an insult to Tino-Rangatiratanga Peter Tashkoff, Spokesperson for Maori issues Anti-smacking legislation is not simply useless, but is in fact making the problem worse. What’s more it is an insult to Tino-Rangatiratanga of whanau, ACT New Zealand Maori Issues Spokesperson […]

    Referendum

    Thursday, June 18th, 2009

    CONFUSED? You soon will be For the past 72 hours, politicians and commentators have screemed that the Referendum question is confusing “Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in NZ” It seems pretty clear to us! The law currently says that a good parent raising great kids who uses […]

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