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Archive of September 2005

Protester climbs on UK Parliament roof

Wed 28th September 2005:

28.09.05 10.20am LONDON – A lone protester from a group campaigning for the rights of divorced fathers climbed onto the roof of Britain’s Houses of Parliament on Tuesday and unfurled a flag while police officers watched. The protest group, Fathers 4 Justice, has staged several stunts in the past including scaling the walls of Queen […]

Who Killed My Girl.

Mon 26th September 2005:

Dear Ms Kiro,
When you can put the lives of children above the subjective truths of your ideology, you might do justice to your position.

The system working as it should!

Sat 24th September 2005:

A new wave of JUSTICE. After 2.5 yrs of litigation concerning a prenup contract and 3 court hearings with my ex wife, I won my case and was left with a bill of $160K. To my dismay my child’s mother then sold her home and moved to another town against my wishes and without court […]

The Developing Gynecocracy.

Wed 21st September 2005:

The Institute spent its first five years based in New York City, under the Executive Directorship of Karen Berry, and the next five in New Zealand, benefiting from the leadership of former NZ Member of Parliament Marilyn J. Waring, who is likely to fill the role of reserve bank govenor in New Zealands developing gynocracy.

Fight for your Family.

If you want family you will have to fight for it, because the power is with the legal few that think otherwise.

Social service agencies wary of sharing CYFS workload

By Simon Collins NZ Herald Some social service agencies say they will refuse to “prostitute” themselves by taking part in a plan to farm out possibly around half the children notified to Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS). The controversial plan, due to go before the new Parliament, is designed to help CYFS cope with […]

Evidence Bill hits spouse-beaters

By Simon Collins NZ Herald Men or women who beat their partners will find it much harder to escape prosecution under a proposed law that would accept victims’ statements to police as evidence, even if they later changed their minds. Chief District Court Judge Russell Johnson told a conference in Auckland yesterday that the Evidence […]

RNZ must say sorry to Ellis

NZ Herald Radio New Zealand has lost an appeal against a Broadcasting Standards Authority ruling that it apologise to convicted child molester Peter Ellis. Radio NZ had argued that an apology was a voluntary expression of contrition and to be ordered to say sorry, when it was not, amounted to dishonesty. The order for an […]

Fathers should get paid parental leave, say couple

By ANNA SAUNDERS The Dominion Post Legislation on paid parental leave discriminates against fathers, an Upper Hutt couple say. Melissa Tiraha, 21, and Aaron Mahony, 28, are expecting their first baby this month. Mr Mahony restores houses and Miss Tiraha works part-time and is also studying for a pre-police course at the New Zealand Institute […]

Revenge is just an Allegation Away.

The boys may now need more than a condom and a pre-nuptial in their tool kit, for protection!

The Male Deficit.

Thu 15th September 2005:

So who has been hunting male lately? I would really like to know, how many of those missing men are in another country? and how many are in a coffin?

No Female Police Commissioners

Wed 14th September 2005:

You can call me sexist, bigoted, biased, or anything else that takes your fancy, but I doubt you find a convincing argument supporting the appointment of a female Police Commissioner to resurrect the Police Force from its current regrettable position

Knee-bouncing dad sparks CYFS Investigation

Tue 13th September 2005:

On Close-Up (TV ONE) last night Susan Wood introduced a story “that would scare any parent”, about a North Shore father accused of sexually abusing his daughter. An anonymous caller to the CYFS 0800 number claimed that he had been seen bouncing his three-year-old daughter up and down on his knee while reading her a […]

CYFS to contract out support services

Controversial government agency Child Youth and Family Service is to begin farming out much of its work to charities like Barnardos and Plunket. … Shannon Pakura, CYFS general manager service development, said the new model was the most significant change for the service in a decade. … The department had been struggling to deal with […]

The Hard Road to Reform.

One thing the family court cannot afford is for the name Von Dadelzen to become a household name, outside of Napier, as it may well bring some light to the goings on in the Rolly Young case, and how it ever ended up in the Napier Family court in first place.

Consultation on Domestic Violence Legislation

To: Union of Fathers CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION As part of its responsibility for administering the domestic violence legislation, the Ministry of Justice is working on identifying possible amendments to the legislation which would make its operation more efficient and effective. This project is not a review […]

Prostate testing advice to change

Sun 11th September 2005:

By DONNA CHISHOLM – Sunday Star-Times Advocates of prostate cancer testing believe the Health Ministry is about to change its controversial advice which discourages men from being screened unless they have symptoms. Wellington pathologist Professor Brett Delahunt, president-elect of the International Society of Urologic Pathologists, says he is optimistic the recommendations will change after lobbying […]

Am I Helping.

Fri 9th September 2005:

He is living in his car with his dog in the electorate for which I am a candidate. I have spent time with this man during the week.

Why child support is failing.

Thu 8th September 2005:

Child Support might better be referred to as issue tax. It is nothing more than a crippling pole tax most often levied on the biological father, accompanied by a sinister mythology in the way it is portrayed.

For the Sake of Our Children Trust

Mon 5th September 2005:

Rankin to run big families campaign By Simon Collins An Auckland property developer has thrown a wildcard into the election with a multimillion-dollar campaign to turn social policy around to stop families breaking up. John Sax, chief executive of Southpark Corporation, has hired former Work and Income head Christine Rankin to set up For the […]

Statistics on NZ Fathers

Father Figures To acknowledge the positive role of fathers, Statistics New Zealand offers the following facts about fathers for Father’s Day on Sunday: A baby will be a Father’s Day present for an estimated 140 men this year. The average age of fathers of new babies is 33 years, but one in 100 babies has […]

Dads get positive messages on their chests

Dads are good – and it’s good to be a dad. That’s the message Nelson’s Philip Chapman is trying to get across, especially for Father’s Day. And what better way, he thought, than have T-shirts praising dads? So with the help of Mark Raffills, of Dry Crust Communications, Mr Chapman – a male health advocate […]

Dad about the house

JohnP: here’s a great male role model with some advice that I wholeheartedly endorse. Hamilton man Cameron Rowe writes about trading roles and becoming an at-home dad. Melanie had taken care of the kids for four years, but then a job came up she was interested in. We made a major change by deciding to […]

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