Self Representation and McKenzie Friend Course Notes
These notes were recorded from the Seminar arranged and funded by Jim Bagnall, at Remuera Bowling Club.
Although these notes are now quite old, legislation has been meddled with and changed, but some things just seem to stay the same?
MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.
Tue 11th March 2014
Sun 9th March 2014
Self Representation and McKenzie Friend Course Notes
Judith Collins26 MARCH, 2013
Conviction, sentencing stats show crime down
Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice today show the number of people being charged in court has reduced by more than 20 per cent since 2009, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.
The Conviction and Sentencing Statistics, published on the Statistics New Zealand website, show 98,783 people appeared in court in 2012, down 7 per cent from 2011 and 22 per cent from 2009.
The young couple, from Dunedin, have told the Sunday Star-Times of their harrowing two-year battle to regain custody of the girl, who was taken by Child, Youth and Family at just 14 weeks because the agency wrongly suspected she’d been abused.
The parents had to sell their house in Dunedin and move to the North Island so they could continue to see her (their child) on supervised visits.
Sat 8th March 2014
I am not posting this simply out of concern for James – I’m a little staggered at the abysmal response.
Firstly the Police media report is a little blasé about a missing male, and I would question whether the later Stuff report was generated by a journalist or by his family contacting the media.
This man is on his way to work, running late, gets a warning for speeding in Bulls and doesn’t make it to work in Wellington later that evening and is known to have left his cell phone behind in Rotorua.
36 hours later the best we can do is leave this to a few relatives mounting road side searches on possible routes he could have taken.
Given the circumstances I’m reading below I am wondering what the hell we own air force helicopters for (that are sitting a few kilometres away from bulls) or why we have search and rescue teams.
Is this any different to a climber stuck up Mt Taranaki or a German tourist lost in the bush?
Thu 6th March 2014
By accepting an interim order, would you be effectively delaying any action that the court would take on the matter?
Appreciate any thoughts on interim orders.
REPORT OF INQUIRY INTO FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING
CHRISTINE MADELINE MARION BRISTOL AND ALAN ROBERT BRISTOL
Christine Madeline Marion Bristol (who I shall refer to as Christine Bristol) and
Alan Robert Bristol (who I shall refer to as Alan Bristol) married on 15
February 1987, after having engaged in a de facto relationship from mid May
Death of Nelson mother and children a ‘tragedy of highest order’
5:01 AM Tuesday Oct 3, 2000
[Media reporting impact analysis]
Rosemary Perkin, the 35-year-old Nelson woman found dead along with her three young daughters in their home, was an ordinary woman living an unremarkable life in suburban Stoke.
Police believe Mrs Perkin killed her daughters Alice, aged 8, Maria, 6, and 23-month-old Cherie in their beds before killing herself in the basement of their Songer Street home some time over the weekend.
Wed 5th March 2014
Those who forget history, supposedly are doomed to repeat it.
Life is much more cruel than that….
This is the debate that led to the Domestic Violence Act
Tue 4th March 2014
CANTERBURY SUICIDE PREVENTION CONFERENCE
FRIDAY MARCH 21ST 9am-5.30pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre
University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine
2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Thu 27th February 2014
Story here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568580/Woman-schoolteacher-love-schoolboy-led-bed-narrowly-dodges-jail-sentence.html
What would of happened if this were a male teacher?
Looking forward to a Judge applying the same sentance to the next male teacher.
Wed 26th February 2014
Obviously no one could possibly condone the tragic event of Ed Livingstone and his children. In the NZ Herald’s publications highlighting the shortcomings of this father over the past 2 days, and also in all the other reporting since this dreadful event took place I have been unable to find a reason for the protection order – sure there has been statements about breaching the PO but can we please go back a step – can someone enlighten me as to the reason for PO in the first place – and were accusations ever proven? This to me is where the crux of this matter lies. I am a grandmother and have seen first hand the damage that can be done to children and fathers by vindictive women whose only ‘reason’ for PO is that ‘I am scared’ no proof required – not good enough I’m afraid too much damage results – everyone has their breaking point.
My story fortunately has an happy outcome – my son now (after 8 yrs) has day to day care of his children.
Mon 24th February 2014
Unbelievable: It has just been revealed by the Guardian newspaper that the male suicide rate is 3 1/2 times that of the female suicide rate in England.
Of course I am not suggesting that the rate of male suicide is unbeleivable, it is a headline that contained not only the word
or the word
You’ve spotted it too haven’t you?
OMG! The words …
Male and Suicide
… appeared in the same headline. (more…)
Sun 23rd February 2014
I am certain that many of you on this site have moved on, having met another woman and have embarked on the journey of step parenting.
Your new woman shares responsibility with her ex partner to raise her children, but where in the equation do you as a step parent fit in?
We have read about permissive parent in one of the posts recently and often this is so true in most situations. Your new partner may be on a mission to compete with her ex partner to be the better parent. So the children get to spend countless hours playing playstation or having excessive long showers etc. etc. and nothing is said.
As a step parent you may feel that you want to co-parent with your new partner, but you may feel like you have a gagging order. Not only are you made to feel like you have no rights by your partner, the child may too tell you that you are not their parent.
Any views on this?
In the world of show cases and clebrities there are as many confused males as there are females. If you hold this guy up against some ball swinging singer, he is no more and no less confused about what his role is in society, is meant to be, or should be.
I feel truly sorry for those people reading the confession of Billy Bragg, believing that men are the lost souls of earth that cannot define themselves, understand themselves or what is happening around them, and should accept that they are contemptible and wrong because they in any way reject what confronts them.
Of course the elephant in the room here is feminism. Women have already begun their journey across the landscape of gender and, persevering against great odds, they have made significant progress over the past century.
‘The elephant in the room’? pssst – he just called feminism an elephant.
At least he got that right.
‘The elephant in the room’? or the white elphant wallowing in self interest.
‘The elephant in the room’? or the contrary pink elephant destroying room after room as the wallpaper is wrong.
‘The elephant in the room’? Well, yes it is, but this fellow can’t tell what colour it is, let alone whether it’s a circus animal or a lost animal.
We don’t need these sort of apologists leading some redefinition of men, blissfully acknowledging the failing cause of feminism, offering up centuries of progress to selfish abandone, and shouting acolades to the blossoming pitiful piture that is the canvas of modern woman.
Have a read, but have a bucket handy.
Wed 19th February 2014
We Understand How Colin Craig Feels. We don’t necessarily support his politics. We don’t know whether he gives a damn about the harm done to men, though he probably recognizes the harm to families that has resulted from the denigration of men.
However, those who speak up about men’s issues know what it’s like to be treated the way Colin Craig was treated by Russel Norman in a speech to the merry makers who could find spaces between the many politicians ensuring they were photographed at this year’s Big Gay Out. Russell Norman misrepresented Colin Craig, falsely stereotyping him as a hater of homosexuals and repressive of women. For all the reasons one might find fault with Craig’s politics, they do not include such positions and he has not expressed or lived the opinions Norman claimed he held. (more…)
Tue 18th February 2014
This is how you do it. It’s quite simple really, it just requires opening your eyes and ears.
Sun 16th February 2014
The injustice shown to men over the decades since the inception of the Family Court and the abuse done by that Court to children’s relationships with their fathers (and therefore to the children themselves) have been largely ignored by our media. Exposure of the Court’s sexism against men relied mainly on individual men’s letters to the editor that were often not even published, and if they were the paper would often arrange for an article to appear in the same edition reporting unsubstantiated claims by some male-hating group such as Women’s Refuge. Publicity was occasionally given to fathers’ protests outside Family Courts and Court workers’ homes but focused more on the complaints about protesters’ behaviour than on the concerns driving the protesters. On the rare occasion that news media gave voice to fathers’ concerns and experiences the stories would always include comments in reply sought from feminist spokespersons. (more…)
Sat 15th February 2014
Angie Rose Wilson your actions have led to the death of this man.
What ide really like to know is did you plan the consensual sexual relationship in order to make some cash from the outset or did you come up with a the plan afterwards?
I am surprised you didn’t call your prostitution rape like some do. I’m guessing you thought it best to try the blackmail path first and you didn’t get the chance to execute the false rape complaint because he killed himself.
OK so you say you are sorry now. But if you really are you would recall the decision and ask for a custodial sentence. A few months on home detention sitting in front of the TV plus a couple of weeks PD in exchange for a dead man. I think you got real value for your deeds.
Seems the Judge thinks you selling your body in exchange for money and threating all sorts of malice is equal to your crime. I do not.
My thoughts and support is for the victim and all the male victims of these sorts of crimes who continue to have the lives belittled by unequal punishment.
Fri 14th February 2014
Thu 13th February 2014
This case really hits home how little value is given to male victims of women’s violence, and indeed how little value is placed on men’s lives. It also highlights the sexist double standard in our justice system, in this case allowing a de facto partial defence of provocation in the case of a female murderer even though this defence was abolished for men several years ago. (more…)
Tue 11th February 2014
I have a review scheduled in mid February and am not sure what this process is for? what can i expect? what do
i need to do to prepare? A LFC has been appointed but i dont know who? and as yet i have had no contact from them
about what happens next? I do not understand the process so if anyone can help i would be greatful
Uk writer and separation specialist has got a good series of articles on parental alientation and ways you can work to reduce it’s impact.
Fri 7th February 2014
The headline suggests the guy can return to work and live his live as a free man as nothing has happened. The producers, directors, ITV Grenada will allow Bill to carry on playing the part of Ken Barlow working down at the studio as he once did. – Like hell.
Thu 6th February 2014
There has been discussion about commercial forces using sexualisation of girls for manipulation to increase sales of low intrinsic value products.
Melinda Tankard Reist has given public presentations at Forum on the Family, her book Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls and a Sydney Morning Herald article Sex sells, but we’re selling out our children.