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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.


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