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McCoskrie: Families Commission Must Represent Families Not Politicians

McCoskrie: Families Commission Must Represent Families Not Politicians

Family First NZ is calling on the Families Commission to represent the voice of families, not politicians, and demand that the anti-smacking law is amended to protect good parents who may use a light smack.

Solo NZ: 'No' Vote A Defeat For Political Correctness And Nanny Statism

Solo NZ: 'No' Vote A Defeat For Political Correctness And Nanny Statism

The 90% 'No' response to the referendum question, "Should a smack as part of good parental discipline be a criminal offence in NZ?" is a triumph for common sense over politically correct left-fascist Nanny Statism, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

Far North Community Must Not Tolerate Tourist Attacks

Far North Community Must Not Tolerate Tourist Attacks

The Far North community must send a strong message that it won't tolerate the type of cowardly attack experienced yesterday by three Chinese tourists near Te Paki, says Labour Tourism Spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

Dean Rejects Claim To God-Given Right To Smack Children

Dean Rejects Claim To God-Given Right To Smack Children

The Dean of Auckland's Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, The Very Reverend Ross Bay, has expressed concern at the attitude of some Christians that it is their God-given right to use corporal punishment in the discipline of their children.

Women's Refuge: Predictable Referendum Result On A Stupid Question

Women's Refuge: Predictable Referendum Result On A Stupid Question

Women's Refuge says the result of the referendum was a predictable outcome due to the phrasing of the question, "Should a smack, as part of good parental correction, be a criminal offence in New Zealand?"

Yes Vote Coalition: Some Positive Value In Referendum

Yes Vote Coalition: Some Positive Value In Referendum

The outcome of the child discipline referendum, announced this evening, was always a foregone conclusion, given the confusing and leading question that it asked, says the Yes Vote coalition, which supports the law as it stands.

Law Should Stay As It Is, Children's Commissioner Says

Law Should Stay As It Is, Children's Commissioner Says

The law protecting children should stay as it is, Children's Commissioner Dr John Angus said today.

Preliminary Result Of Citizens Intiated Referendum

Preliminary Result Of Citizens Intiated Referendum

The Chief Electoral Officer has released the preliminary result of the Citizens Initiated Referendum on the question "Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?".

2009 Citizens Initiated Referendum Preliminary Result

Family First: No To Anti-Smacking Law - Politicians Must Listen

Family First: No To Anti-Smacking Law - Politicians Must Listen

Family First NZ is welcoming the result of the anti-smacking Referendum and says that it is now time for the politicians to respect the people they represent and amend the anti-smacking law.

Barnardos: Child Discipline Law Still The Best Option For New Zealand

Barnardos: Child Discipline Law Still The Best Option For New Zealand

"Barnardos New Zealand continues to support the child discipline law as the best option for New Zealand because it sets a clear standard that children should be allowed to live free from violence," Barnardos Chief Executive Murray Edridge said tonight.