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Archive of August 2012

Black Ribbon Campaign for Men

Wed 29th August 2012:

FYI, information about the launch of a new campaign at parliament grounds this Friday 31 August. We invite supporters to join the campaign with a $5 donation; they will receive a black ribbon that can be worn alongside or instead of the white ribbon. MMA MINISTRY OF MEN’S AFFAIRS MINITATANGA MO NGA TANE PO Box […]

Last Protest to Kill the Family Court

Sun 26th August 2012:

“Kill the Family Court; It Kills Families” A few dedicated men and women have gathered at each of the venues (except Napier) and protested. Here is a news article concerning the most recent protest at Rotorua, held in the median strip of one of Rotorua’s main streets and attracting a lot of attention. Sadly, the […]


given the current climate of anger at new zealand family court and given its a know fact that their are lawyers who are using the delays to the advantage of their clients then is it not the right time for fathers to unite and take to the streets?

Superbowl Myth Extended to All Blacks

FYI, I attach my letter to Sgt Mark Oliver, NZ Police, concerning his statements in the NZ Herald today about domestic violence being associated with All Blacks matches.

Would a mens only exhibition go unchallenged?

Sat 25th August 2012:

Men are moved by Air New Zealand when seated next to children travelling alone and now Dowse director Cam McCracken is banning men from an exhibition an Art gallery. Why? Because they are men.

Man jailed for throwing Ostrich Egg at wife

Thu 23rd August 2012: A man who threw an ostrich egg at his wife because her pet pig damaged his tools has been sent to jail. Phillip Marau Glanville Russell, 47, lost his temper when he discovered the pig had caused $2500 of damage to his saw. Russell was sentenced to six months’ jail when he appeared in […]

Feminists add to the etymology of ‘Justice’

The following article illustrates how the holders of fanatical ideology are incapable of seeing it mirrored in another. They are quick to spot the evils of relativism only when it threatens their own ideology. One Law for All, is a UK organisation formed to combat the call for Sharia law to be practised in tandem […]

Fathers Day Jamboree

Mon 20th August 2012:

Join us for a fun, family day at Onehunga Community Centre… Free bouncy castle, face-painting and kids games with prizes, low cost healthy food, magazines and parenting information. 83 Church Street Onehunga, by Library Hosted by Father and Child Trust, information and support for all dads ph 525 1690 –

And the beat goes on…….

Great to see NZ Herald columnist Kerre Woodham has had a go at airlines continuing with the sexist policy of removing males from seats next to where unaccompanied children are seated. This small minded, bigoted policy has been adopted by many airlines around the world. Some have since reversed it but others have put their […]

Apology expected from White Ribbon for their Abuse and Slander

Thu 16th August 2012:

I have today sent the following letter to Rob McCann, of the Families Commission, and a copy and cover letter to the Minister Paula Bennet, both at her parliament address, and her electorate address: To Rob McCann:- Subject: Cyber Bullying and Slander By White Ribbon Organization I draw to your attention the article published […]

What makes some movements successful

Thu 9th August 2012:

Ever wondered why the Men’s Movement over the last quarter of a century has failed to bring about real change and gain equal rights within family law? Perhaps you have wondered why Feminists are highly successful in every quest they embark on? Maybe you have wondered why so many people have a belief in a God […]

Documentary About The USA Family Court System

Sat 4th August 2012:

Support? System Down is a documentary film that covers the everyday issues of stress, family, struggle and suffering that families experience when put through the detrimental, winding manoeuvres of the family court systems, which are flooded with more cases than the labour force can handle or chooses not to handle. Finally, a shocking documentary that […]

Family Court Changes, Unhappy lawyers

Thu 2nd August 2012:

Warring parents will be encouraged to sort out custody disputes and other matters without lawyers, under a shake-up of the Family Court. Justice minister Judith Collins announced a series of reforms today which include introducing a Family Disputes Resolution (FDR) service. Families must go through this system to sort out private parenting matters, such as […]


The gay marriage debate is interesting. It is very narrow and fails to point out the negative implications for already marginalised fathers. Most men on this site, like myself, would have been in a marriage with the intention of it, being a state institution, giving them superior rights for access to their children, in case […]

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