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Archive of September 2008

USA cop acts to curb abuse of men by false complainants

Tue 30th September 2008:

While NZ judges and police refuse to prosecute perjurous complainants, then men (and a few women too) are open to deliberate abuse, through calculated abuse of caught process. If the judges pay lip service to enforcing these laws, but steadfastly refuse to act, then it is left to men to protect themselves from this deliberate […]

Late Movement on Prostate Cancer

The following news release from the Labour government minister of health inspired me to make the following points: 1. It is good to see the government take some notice of men’s health needs. Without MENZ and the political action of many of those who contribute here, that almost certainly would not have happened. Well done […]

Are unmanaged conflicts of interest hazardous to our children and our wealth?

Wed 24th September 2008:

John Key article Labour Party has been quick to criticise John Key of being in a conflict of interest situation. John Key has admitted making a mistake, but denied using his parliamentary position for personal profit. It is interesting that Labour claims to take conflicts of interest seriously. Several conflicts of interest that harm families […]

How did your father handle your heart as a boy?

Mon 22nd September 2008:

G’day again men of MENZ Issues… it’s good to be back and sharing again.   I have been counselling men for nearly 10 years now, and whilst every one of their stories has differed, one constant remains… the way that their father handled their heart as a boy has shaped their life as a man. Masculinity is […]

Some interesting statistics… draw your own conclusion.

Fri 19th September 2008:

Third of women still believe they don’t have equal rights…

Brotherhood – Ride for Your Life

Every year too many Kiwi men’s lives are claimed by medical conditions and diseases that could have been diagnosed and treated effectively had they been caught earlier. Many of them could be saved. And that’s why, in November this year, Rick Martin of Cornerstone Group is going to go for the ride of his life […]

Leading British artists unite against prostate cancer

Thursday 11 September 2008 More than 40 of Britain’s leading male artists have united in the fight against prostate cancer, donating their works for the Everyman Men Only exhibition to be held at Liberty in London from 8 to 11 September. Artists Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Rankin, Patrick Hughes and Martin Parr are among […]

The problem we face with progress

Thu 18th September 2008:

One could ask: What right does someone with a few years experience have to judge a movement? What knowledge could someone provide who hasn’t lived through the days of the 1st feminist wave or the 2nd feminist wave? There are a range of answers that can show a person who has little actual ‘in the […]

Discussions with United Future staff

Wed 17th September 2008:

Hi All I thought everyone might be interested to read this discussion I have had with a United future staff member. Any comments?

Men’s Caucus meeting

Mon 15th September 2008:

This meeting is being held to hear men’s views and men’s needs around domestic violence so to start a men’s refuge. Held by: Eastern women’s refuge Place: Marae at MIT University, Otara. (MIT = Manukau Institute of Technology) Map Date: 26th September (confirmation to be double checked) Phone: Eastern Women’s refuge on 833 9653 I […]

Women’s refuge and boys

I found this article while trolling (gosh I like that word) some men sites which had me questioning how NZ works. BTW, Glenn Sacks is a wonderful advocate for men’s rights. The article was written to describe a DV conference and this is part of the article.


Fri 12th September 2008:

I have just sent the following email to Murrays Bay Intermediate. Hi Colin,   We have received a complaint from one of our members that you allowed a pupil to be withdrawn from your school without contacting his father who is of course a legal guardian. Education is a guardianship issue and a school ought […]

Reply to UF Gender Affairs and voting

Thu 11th September 2008:

Actually,  Scrap,  you have your facts wrong. UnitedFuture policy is clear and on the website at  It would not keep the MWA as it is at all. UnitedFuture would rename and refocus the MWA and split it, between a work programme to look at issues pertaining to women and an equal work programme to […]

Ministry of Gender Affairs

Tue 9th September 2008:

Rumour from the  corridors of Parliament is  that United Failure is promoting a Ministry of Gender Affairs.  There is a proviso however the Ministry of Women’s affairs remains sacrosanct and will continue to promote single issue feminism. Let’s look at what this will mean for Men. Given the track record of the Femilies Commissariat, that other United […]

Anyone willing to help?

Mon 8th September 2008:

Having spent the last six years battling the Family Court I have come to the conclusion that what we need is a well resourced organisation to fight for fathers. I have begun work on a website called and I want to set up an incorporated society as the organisation. I need a minimum of […]

My Fathers Day

This is an excerpt from a poem I wrote last year at about this time…   MY FATHERS DAY   There was a time in my life A small selfish part of me I couldn’t imagine being called dad I would cringe, turn and flee

Happy Fathers Day Dads

Sun 7th September 2008:

Checkput this Youtube video: “letter to my first seed” 6 pound(artist) he is a tongan rapper, but wait dont get put off, some dads who have visited this site will totally understand this song. …….have a gr8 daddy’s day

Contempt of Caught? Where did the honour go?

Thu 4th September 2008:

About 5 years ago, I requested a copy of the Family Court Judge’s Benchbook, under the Official Information Act. The kind young man in Justice Department that I spoke to said he couldn’t see any difficulty, but he would double check with the Principal Family Caught Judge, Judge Mahony. (I offered that as it is […]

Happy fathers’ day

Many of you who read this will be fathers and you will be spending some or all of fathers’ day with your children. This is a day to celebrate your role, a role that all too often is not only overlooked and underestimated, but undermined and maligned. This is a day for all of you […]

Public Meeting – Focus on Separated Families Comparing Parties Policies

Tue 2nd September 2008:

Invitation to Public Meeting – Comparing the Political Parties Policies: Organised by Men’s Centre Auckland phone for these meetings: 638 7275 cell 021 537 196 Tuesday 9th September – Focus on Supporting Separated Families These will be held at Mount Eden Normal School Hall, corner of Valley and Sherbourne Roads, Mount Eden, starting at 7.30 […]

Evidence is easily swept away by Sympathy

This should never happen, in a court that takes justice seriously. This is so fundamental to successfully delivering justice, that the judicial oath was written to cover this issue. (see Oaths and Declarations Act In the [human]-animal, decisions leading to action, are made in the emotional part of the brain. This enables a fast […]

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