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Archive of September 2007

Fathers For Justice – why do they fight?

Sun 9th September 2007:

Other Fathers Groups Miss The Big Picture This is a great article for all those who care about families. It is long but you need to read it right to the end. It changes as it goes.

Statistics Police find number.

Thu 6th September 2007:

The Government is spending $800,000 to investigate sexual violence after the Treasury calculated the crimes cost the country more than $1 billion a year. Stuff Link Ministry of Women’s Affairs chief executive Shenagh Gleisner said the latest police survey of crime victims showed only 12 per cent of sexual violence victims reported it.

Smell the Campaign.

Tue 4th September 2007:

Spotlight on New Zealand Relationships 04 September 2007 12:43pm | Relationship Services Deaths and Violence Must Stop 04 September 2007 1:04pm | National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges Call for public to be clear family violence not OK 04 September 2007 12:16pm | Families Commission New Zealanders Urged to End Violence 04 September 2007 1:29pm […]

Fathers Day, or not

Sun 2nd September 2007:

And you arrived here today for something better to do, because the child that is yours is not there to say, Happy Fathers Day, not there to mouth – I love you, or blow a defiant kiss, and against all odds to think – I will see you again in a future way. And of […]

Another one on Boshier’s watch

Daughter’s divorce of mum overturned by Irene Chapple – Sunday Star Times A highly controlling mother whose daughter effectively divorced her through the court system has won back guardianship through a High Court appeal, in which the judge criticised the Family Court for interfering. Another case that should have been thrown out by the Family […]

Happy fathers’ day

Sat 1st September 2007:

(Those with good memories may note that this is identical to my fathers’ day message from last year. This is because I saw no need to change a single word). Many of you who read this will be fathers and you will be spending some or all of today with your children. This is a […]

Innocence Project NZ 2007 Conference

I’m planning on going to an interesting-looking conference in December where my wife Felicity will be one of the presenters. The Innocence Project New Zealand (IPNZ) is a joint venture between Victoria University of Wellington and University of Otago. It was recently established as non-profit group of scientists, writers and lawyers aimed at investigating possible […]

DIY – check it out

A NZ site called DIY Father launched today in Wellington has already had more publicity in the last few days than the MENZ site has in its entire 10 year existence! Messages from the Children’s Commissioner Cindy Kiro and the Police National Family Violence Co-ordinator Ged Byers demonstrates that the founders have friends in high […]

Feminist debate skills

I found this on Last Friday, I was a featured participant in a debate during my university’s New Student Days. I shared the auditorium stage with some pathetic loser who didn’t stand a chance. And you’d better believe that I made mincemeat out of his pimply ass. Who doesn’t love a good debate on […]

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