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Archive of May 2010

Maintaining Proportional Representation in NZ

Sun 30th May 2010:

Men are a significant minority of citizens in NZ. Due to fragmentation in the way that they perceive their interests, they don’t lobby effectively, to protect their own interests. This bill could have positive or negative effects on men’s influence on legislation and also on the supervision of the caughts.

Holocaust in Hollow Court or How the Nelson Family Court and Nelson Law Society cover up crimes committed by their own.

Wed 26th May 2010:

Part 2 When I first applied for contact a Counsel for Child (CfC) was appointed and straight away his first report was so biased that I had to put a complaint to the Court about it. CfC realized I was new to the FC game and among other things he first tried to tell me […]

Father’s protests over Child, Youth and Family

Over the past few months there have been fathers protesting outside Family Courts, CYFS offices (child, youth and family) on both North and South islands, Prime Minister John Key’s home and MP Paula Bennett’s office. It’s a group led by a father going through a terrible ordeal to save his daughter’s life in a CYFS […]

The Greens want to increase child tax and they admit it.

Tue 25th May 2010:

The NZ Green Party is a far left socialist party first, a feminist party second and only then is it a green party. This is why they are mostly vocal about socialist policies rather than environmental ones.

A word of advice when divorcing… “stuff”.

When we separated my ex-wife moved out of the house. There was a lot of “stuff” in the house. I decided right from when we first agreed to separate that she could have any “stuff” she wanted, except my CDs and tools.


Mon 24th May 2010:

Part 1 Fact sheet:  Cover up by 3 Judges, Law Society, Judicial Complaints Commissioner, of serious crime committed by 2 Counsel for Child. Illegal Specialist Report Writer, corrupt writer, deceiving of report writer by Counsel for Child, blackmailing of parent by Counsel for Child with contact to child, sanctioning by Court of unlawful action […]

The cost of raising children

Wed 19th May 2010:

Peter Dunne has acknowledged that a formula assessment based on gross income to calculate Child Support (Tax) is unfair and can  produce crippling payment levels. He intends to replace it with a formula based on the findings his departmental researchers have concocted on the cost of raising children.

Dunne will be on NewsTalkZB Shortly

Thu 13th May 2010:

Peter Dunne will be talking about child support changes on the Wellington NewstalkZB morning show with Justin DeFresene. Listen live here (select Wellington feed) Listen and call if you can. Regards Scrap

s133 Reporting

Wed 12th May 2010:

This is my first posting to this site. My post is anonymous, solely to protect the identities of my family. I am a father/grandfather, and shall respect the aims of this site, at all times. Some background. I have 3 adult children, one son has a current case with the Family Court. The situation he […]

Dunne’s Platitudes on Child Support

12 May 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dunne’s Platitudes on Child Support offer no relief to parents and children. “Despite repeated promises Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has failed to bring about change to the Child Support Act 1991, which Dunne himself describes as unfair, inflexible and resulting in financially crippling payments. Nothing changes and mums […]

Peter Dunne all talk and no action

Thanks to Allan Harvey and the UOF for responding to Radio New Zealand – who I understand  picked up  the story from the  MENZ website posts (Act 1 and Act 2) The story aired on Morning Report this morning . Dunne is still doing nothing – 7 years of broken promises and an intransigent Cabinet […]

Mother Prostitutes Daughter. What Sentence?

A MOTHER prostituted her 12-year-old daughter so she could pay off her home loan and buy a couple of Commodores, a court has heard. The mother, of Glenorchy in Tasmania, who cannot be named for legal reasons, yesterday pleaded guilty in the Hobart Supreme Court to unlawfully procuring sex with a child, being the commercial […]

IRD demanded money from man in a coma

Tue 11th May 2010:

The wife of a Taranaki man left with brain damage after a vicious attack says Inland Revenue continued to demand child support payments from him as he lay in a coma.Brendan Hareb and his neighbour, Duncan Transom, were beaten after they confronted a group of young people smashing letterboxes in Eltham in 2006. Along with […]

Child Support IRD Errors

Mon 10th May 2010:

Despite claiming they are improving IRD still stuffs it up. A New Plymouth couple emerging from an expensive 18-month battle with the tax man over child support payments are wondering how many others are in the same boat. To get to the start of Shaun and Megan Dymond’s costly story you have to go back […]

Does Respect Deliver Dividends?

I have enjoyed watching MENZ recently become more positively oriented and a big drop in destructive criticism. I value this greatly, as the destructive fights that have occurred deter many knowledgeable people from taking part in debates and offering their experience. Purely destructive fights also tend to devalue the material on this site, to casual […]

Was she even charged?

Sun 9th May 2010:

This woman turned a man’s life upside down with her false rape complaint. A truely hideoous crime in our society. Predictably the news paper report critises the victim for being unwilling to face his tormentor. At no point are we even told that the criminal was even charged with anything let alone sentanced. Then there […]

Human Rights Commission Determined to Spread Misandry

Fri 7th May 2010:

I wrote a letter recently to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and I have now received their reply, as follows. Below that I offer my thoughts and encourage men to join me in challenging the HRC.

pauls-news is now on Facebook

Thu 6th May 2010:

We are all here to offer support to each other through the difficult times many of us face through the family court system. Some may be having problems with CYP’s, IRD and need support. This group is open to all males and female within New Zealand and worldwide. Please visit if you area Facebook […]

The law

Some people think that: – Citizens should not be torn from their homes and children in the middle of the night based on nothing more than hearsay. – Men and women should not be presumed guilty until they can prove their innocence. – A secret tribunal should not have the power to force a man […]

NZ ranks 6th.

According to this source, New Zealand has the 6th highest divorce rate in the world. In several countries the overall numbers of divorces are slightly reducing just recently. However this is primarily because the number of marriages are reducing. At the same time the amount of traffic on the internet shows that men are discussing […]

Child Support and the Key Cabinet (Act 2)

Tue 4th May 2010:

If your a liable or custodial parent  and want change to the Child Tax Act 1991 you are at the right page to start. Read Child Support and the Key Cabinet (Act 1 )first this will help you understand why we must begin a campaign to get Cabinet to take action to reform child support law […]

News Update

USA: CLEVELAND Officers received a call before dawn Thursday from a 15-year-old boy, who said his mother makes his sister tie his brother up every night or she gets beaten. They say they found the younger boy on the floor with his hands and feet bound behind his back with tape and a shoelace around […]

Child support and the Key Cabinet (Act 1)

Mon 3rd May 2010:

Peter Dunne advises:  “I can tell you that substantial work has recently been undertaken on aspects of the child support system, such as considering the income of both parents and the costs of raising children in New Zealand.  However, Cabinet for the time being has decided to defer further consideration of the issues. In light […]

Single fathers raising daughters

Sat 1st May 2010:

Single fathers are discriminated against in many ways. However from my own expereince fathers raising daughters get it worse. Often this is subtle but it is felt by single fathers. This is a tradegy because a single father raising a daughter needs the most support from the community of any family. There is a greater […]

Dads Pay More Under Aussie Changes

MOST single mothers are better off after the Howard government overhauled the child support system, although nearly 7000 have been left out of pocket by up to $60 a week. The Rudd government yesterday released two reports on the child support changes. When they were introduced in July 2008, it was thought most divorced fathers […]

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