Category Archives: Protecting Children

Winston pathetic on ISIS

Winston Peters shouldn’t bother turning up at an ANZAC Day parade again. His statement today that New Zealand should not provide any help in fighting ISIS because it might make us a target for terrorist attacks was pathetic. It was … Continue reading

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Key at his best – Campbell Live interview

The Prime Minister’s interview on Campbell Live last Monday showed him at his best. It was a relaxed and thoughtful John Key finally being given the space to speak with some depth, rather than the usual campaign slogans and sound-bites. … Continue reading

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Aussies will fight terrorism – will we?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot announced today that special forces troops and fighter jets would be deployed to fight ISIS in Iraq. The decision was made after a request for help from the US and was fully supported by the … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Education Failing ?

The NZ Herald reported last week that primary school principals are increasingly concerned at the number of children arriving at school struggling to speak in sentences. These are children whose vocabulary and verbal skills are so deficient, they can’t complete … Continue reading

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Child abuse – Latta ignores leading risk

Psychologist Nigel Latta last week presented another installment in his television series on social problems in New Zealand. He gave the terrible statistics on child abuse and family violence and drew on research showing predictable links with poverty and alcohol. … Continue reading

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Cunliffe’s apology hollow

Apart from being pathetic, Labour leader David Cunliffe’s apology last week for being a man was simply hollow. It may have gone down well with some in his Womens Refuge audience, but like most discussion of domestic violence in this … Continue reading

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Greens blinded by ideology

The Greens opposition to removing fallen timber from West Coast forests reveals their ideological underpinning. They don’t just want to protect the environment – they worship it. The storm which lashed the Coast last month felled thousands of native trees … Continue reading

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