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Wed 31st December 2014

2014 for men in New Zealand

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:59 am

New Zealand is not a country that has a great deal of respect for it’s men – well those it still has.

It shows in the country’s demographics with the ratio to women in some areas now as low as 87:100. Men are happy to leave, find more congenial environments, and not come back.

Many will not return, as they are now a criminal in their homeland, liable to arrest for not paying the state debt for their education or (more…)

Tue 23rd December 2014

Why New Zealand schools will continue to fail

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:20 pm

Efforts to get more male teachers failing

Schools are failing our children, especially boys. That’s another debate but it’s a simple reality that has existed and has been worsening for more than 20 years, and directly impacts the male teacher issue being raised in this article.

The headline can be read two ways; firstly that we are failing to attract more males to teaching (which is not true) or that there are efforts to get more male teachers to fail (which not surprisingly is exactly what this feminist country does). (more…)

Sat 20th December 2014

Shared Care Research

Filed under: General — nzleagle @ 10:42 pm

Hi there,

Just under 2 weeks ago I seperated with my Wife, we have two school aged children, and I will be moving to an area where I will Pass by the school on the way to work.

I have proposed working towards a 4/5 shared care arrangement, where as she is proposing Alternate Weekends plus 1 Week day a fortnight. Obviously I don’t feel its fair that I am limited to such a short amount of time with my Kids, when I will be passing by where they go to school every day anyway.

Looking for some websites, Data on the pro’s and cons of Shared Care as I have heard that in situations where it is viable, the Family Court is moving towards Shared Care as the ideal situation. If i can present a Case to my ex showing that its not detrimental to Children to be in a Shared care situation, I may have a better chance of having her agree….

Tue 16th December 2014

What makes nice guys turn nasty

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:55 pm

Iraq war vet suspected of killing 6 family members

The pair had been involved in a protracted custody battle over the pair’s two daughters, Matthew Schafte, 42, a friend of Bradley Stone’s, told the Los Angeles Times.

“She was trying to hold the kids from him, and he just snapped,” guessed Schafte, of Harleysville, who said he’s known Stone for 20 years. “But to snap by killing her family members is not the Brad that I know. “¦ He was a nice guy.”

Just doing his job – trained to kill the enemy?

Officials in a Philadelphia suburb have yet to capture an Iraq war veteran they say carried out a shooting rampage early Monday (local time) that left six of his estranged family members dead, including his ex-wife and her 14-year-old niece.

He also apparently briefly abducted his two daughters from his ex-wife’s home before dropping them off with a neighbour and vanishing.

Article text in full below.
(Comments also include a similar situation developing in Cairns Australia where a mother has been arrested for killing 8 children.)


FABULOUS five day/night camp for families for no more than $50

Filed under: Events — Julie @ 8:18 am

Seasons greetings, my dear gentlemen. 🙂

I am here to let you know that I have an awesome camp coming up that I booked two years ago and got lots of funding for. Its an actual island on the Waikato River and we have plenty of bunkrooms so YOU WON’T HAVE TO SHARE as well as lots of land for tents, etc.

Tue 9th December 2014

John Key’s Duplicity Regarding Chinese Accused

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:59 pm

People with $10m can buy their way into New Zealand. That policy was always going to involve a proportion of crooks. In his recent visit to New Zealand the Chinese President Xi Jinping asked NZ to send back a number of wealthy Chinese immigrants who he claimed had fled China with the proceeds of corruption. Mr Key responded publicly that because NZ has no extradition treaty with China (because China tortures accused to gain confessions, uses the death penalty and harvests the organs of those killed) we won’t be sending the allegedly corrupt millionaires back. However, there is one case involving allegations of ‘sexually inappropriate behaviour’ and Mr Key said NZ probably will be sending ‘that person’ back. For some reason, sending back a ‘person’ accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour doesn’t require any extradition treaty but sending back crooks and fraudsters does.

Does anyone understand the legal basis for Mr Key’s claim?

If this ‘person’ is sent back to face Chinese justice for what China defines as sexually inappropriate behaviour, would the same apply to, for example, a lesbian wanted by any of the 79 countries that illegalize homosexuality as sexually inappropriate behaviour and demand she is returned for trial and punishment for her crimes? (more…)

The Sexodus – Men giving up on women

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — ashish @ 1:06 am

This article is a very informative and critical analyses on why today’s males are giving up on women and how the feminist movement has played a major role in this imbalance of society.


Andrew Little, White Knight, Jousts For Women’s Salaries

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:36 am

Mr Little claimed that he could not think of any reason that female public servants in leadership roles were currently being paid 8% less than men in similar positions. (Or was it 14%? The article threw around several figures.) Little blamed the average salary difference on ‘a lack of leadership’ on the part of the State Services Commission, implying that the difference reflected sexism against women. (more…)

Sat 6th December 2014

The Roger Sutton Saga Continues

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:17 am

After having read this article the one piece that sticks in my mind is this:

The hug, which caused so much offence, had happened when his PA suggested he go to X’s unit where he was told everybody was in tears over some bad news the unit had had.

That’s what we expect from our civil servants; when the going gets tough, sit down and have a little blubber about it.

The article is copied in full: source

Cera chief executive Roger Sutton walks into a press conference to announce his resignation, holding wife Jo Malcolm’s hand. Iain Rennie, State Services Commissioner, is behind.

The complainant at the heart of the Roger Sutton harassment allegations described his behaviour as unacceptable for someone in a powerful position, it has emerged.

Sutton resigned on November 17. (more…)

Thu 4th December 2014

‘Active dads’ could tackle child poverty

Filed under: Child Support,Gender Politics — JohnPotter @ 7:11 pm

Murray has already drawn attention to this article on Stuff yesterday in a comment, but I think it deserves a post of it’s own. It is written by Rene Smit, who I met many years ago at the Dunedin Father & Child group. ‘Active dads’ could tackle child poverty.

Mon 1st December 2014

Family Court Revamp – Part 2

Filed under: Law & Courts — nzleagle @ 9:44 am

In April, I made the post – menz.org.nz/2014/family-court-revamp/ about my understanding of the new Family Court System, as I go though it.

Well 7 Months later I can give you an update.


Sun 30th November 2014

Why did your man get violent?

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:23 pm

It will be a real interesting day when a woman runs a course of what women do wrong.

I work as a men’s behavioural change practitioner.

In the group, we talk about how it’s the ‘pattern of coercive control’ rather than the violence itself that actually causes the most damage to women’s lives, and it’s important to us to get participants to take that really seriously. Instead of allowing them to focus on a singular incident and its smokescreens (for example, ‘she was provoking me’, ‘I’d had too much to drink’, ‘I’m just really stressed’), we aim to restructure what it means when we talk about domestic or family violence – that it’s actually about a spectrum of abuse that’s occurred, with the physical violence itself being only a small part of that. It’s about looking at the root behaviour rather than just the surface visibility.

Sat 29th November 2014

Feminist Media

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:20 am

The NZ Herald this morning has shown the extent of its white knight complex as it gallops to rescue the honour of the Samoan woman in Australia accused of throwing her baby down a drain to kill it.

Apparently, she is

a loving auntie who adores children and appears entirely devoted to her family in Australia and Samoa.

and (more…)

Do Our Judges Live In The Real World?

Filed under: General — triassic @ 4:36 am

I asked myself that question many years ago and after being through the mill came to the conclusion that they do not.

If you live in NZ, or in a Western country for that matter, you probably know who DOTCOM is and what he does for a job. Well, not apparently if you are on the bench.

Judge Nevin Dawson asked what his post-raid business was, Dotcom said he helped create Mega, a “cloud storage website”.

Judge Nevin Dawson: “A what website?”
Dotcom: “Cloud storage.”

Judge Dawson noted and said: “Cow storage.”

Dotcom, looking exasperated, corrected: “Cloud storage.”

I rest my case….

Fri 28th November 2014

The People’s Blueprint

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Law & Courts — Downunder @ 9:26 am

The Glenn Inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence, set up in September 2012, has reported back with recommendations in its second report, announced here Glenn Inquiry Domestic Violence a Disaster.

UPDATE: Report is now available for download here: The People’s Blueprint.

Released the day after the fatal stabbing of a women with a protection order there is no doubt room for a kneejerk reaction similar to the homicide that brought about the original domestic violence legislation.

We see the usual dinosaur-feminist attitude from the patron of the Glenn Inquiry, Dame Catherine Tizard … (more…)

Thu 27th November 2014

New Zealand’s first ‘human trafficking’ trial

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:42 pm

And guess what? It’s about ‘trafficking’ 18 Indian men. Unfortunately, no journalist will acknowledge that all previous publicity has misled the public to believe that human trafficking is all about women being kidnapped and exploited. It’s not; by far the most exploitation and abuse is of men.

Are protection orders more harm than good?

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 2:31 pm

Woman dead, two hurt

The woman killed in a triple stabbing on Auckland’s North Shore this morning has been identified as Heidi Welman Scott, 41.

She is the partner of Brent Scott, who is in custody after a police manhunt.

The other two victims, both of whom have been in hospital, are Welman Scott’s daughter, Taryn Welman, 22, and her boyfriend, also 22.

Police have confirmed Welman Scott had a protection order against the accused, who had been scheduled to appear in North Shore District Court this afternoon charged with contravening that order.

Visible G-string Friday

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:45 am

This story starts back here with Roger Sutton – another scalp for feminism followed by Andrew Litte feminazis’ new top white-knight and A big THANK YOU to Roger Sutton
following Sutton’s resignation from CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority) after a complaint of sexual harassment.

Amongst Roger Sutton’s impropriety is his ‘Visible G-string Friday’ comment, for which he’s taking a beating.

Of course sexual references and innuendo are about as rare as wide-mouth frogs, should never happen, and apparently women need to be protected from this. (more…)

Tue 25th November 2014

A real HERO

Filed under: General — triassic @ 11:20 pm

This article brought great joy and admiration to my heart. It is like a desert out there looking for women that my daughters can emulate so this was an important and well timed article. So often we hear of female hero’s who are no more than moaners about their lot in life. It is only when the subject of oppression is male that a moaning bitch is thrust forward as a strong independent woman. The reality is that most of these hero’s have no character at all and simply climb on a band wagon swept along by a tsunami of propaganda. The Pippa Doyle’s and Whoopi Goldbergs are a dying race.

The Other Side of Partner Violence: A Counter-Balancing Review of International Studies and New Zealand Reports on Intimate Partner Family Violence

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:46 pm

Here’s our report The Other Side of Partner Violence: A Counter-Balancing Review of International Studies and New Zealand Reports on Intimate Partner Family Violence, Jackson C, Laven H, Roberts V (November 2014)

Download report: The other side of partner violence

A big THANK YOU to Roger Sutton

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:32 am

What is really annoying me is the reaction from some quarters to any praise for Roger Sutton’s work during his time at CERA and for his dedication to the rebuild of Christchurch.

The petty-skirt brigade would have Sutton strung higher than the engineer responsible for the collapse of the CTV building; the comparative media coverage particularly on ‘Stuffed News’ points to the total loss of objectivity that can be suffered by journalists and web editors when women’s stories hit the political arena. (more…)

Mon 24th November 2014

Andrew Little, Feminazi’s New Top White Knight

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:34 pm

In one of his first statements, possibly his very first, about matters other than his freshly elected role as leader of the Labour Party, Andrew Little showed his true colours. He sided with feminist ideology against Roger Sutton, calling for him to be kicked much harder for his so-called ‘sexual harassment’. (more…)

Sun 23rd November 2014


Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:57 pm

Media Release:


Co-author Hans Laven of a new report ‘ THE OTHER SIDE OF PARTNER VIOLENCE: A counterbalancing review of international and New Zealand reports on Intimate Partner Violence ‘ said today that their report would identify serious flaws evident in the recently issued Glenn, Tolmie Death Review and Herbert reports that supported their own erroneous beliefs that it was usually the male that was the perpetrator of family violence and the female was invariably the victim. These findings were not supported by neglected New Zealand and international studies which are ignored by the recent reports and women’s lobby groups.

“Our review reveals that statistical data has been manipulated and anti-male gender bias is a strong theme running through these reports”, claimed Mr Laven.

The report is to be released to the media and other stake holders on Wednesday 26th November and is bound to reignite debate on the true causes of family violence.

The authors of this report are Craig Jackson (educational consultant), Hans Laven (registered clinical psychologist) and Dr Viv Roberts (registered medical practitioner).

Wed 19th November 2014

New National Flag

Filed under: General — triassic @ 10:02 pm

Flag soon to be flying over the graves of countless thousands of male soldiers who died in an effort to keep our women and children safe…….


Mon 17th November 2014

Roger Sutton: Another Scalp for Feminism

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:40 pm

(NZ Herald, 17/11/14):

In a joint statement, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Christchurch City Council chief executive Karleen Edwards expressed sadness at the loss of “a stand-out leader for our city and region”.

Yet one of these women was part of the Clark government that was responsible for much of the feminist excess that has made New Zealand unsafe for males and has now given rise to the resignation of the man she is lauding, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority boss Roger Sutton. Although we don’t know the full story, a female colleague made a formal complaint against him for sexual harassment that he claims was his normal behaviour to most people and consisted of hugs, ‘inappropriate’ jokes and comments and calling women ‘honey’ and ‘sweetie’. (more…)

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