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Archive of 2013

Good week for White Ribbon – Not

Thu 21st November 2013:

As White Ribbon invest their energy and our money in a bigoted social campaign against ‘male domestic violence’ the news this week has served up a chilling slice of reality, about life in New Zealand. On Sunday, as fate would have it, the alleged attempted murder of a Hamilton man was captured by an in-store […]

Men’s Identities – seen through their spending patterns?

Wed 20th November 2013:

Social science may have largely ignored men as individuals, but there is money to be had by listening to men…… Men’s Health Australia announce release by Saachi and Saachi: The Modern (Aussie) Man White Paper

Can the mother take my 14 year old to live in Canada without my consent

Mon 18th November 2013:

Hi All, I live in Australia but the mother of my children lives in NZ and is in custody of 2 of my children. Recently she has applied to the Family Court to take my 14 year old daughter to Canada whilst at the same time trying to have my guardian rights removed so I […]

Woman Drunk Driver Victim? – Yeah Right

The media likes to call the woman a victim even when the facts are obvious. She was caught drunk driving, let off with just her keys taken, went out of her way to drive drunk again, killed herself and injured some mates in the process.


Sun 17th November 2013:

The following is a conversation that took place at the Herald’s office yesterday……

Unpaid Child Support

The girls having a chat about how things is. Make sure you have some form of safety device holding you into your computer chair before listening to Paula Bennett on this one.

Domestic violence caught on cctv

The attempted murder of a man in Hamilton today. “At this time a male pedestrian has been run over by a car driven by his 44-year-old female partner at the Ohaupo Rd shops by the intersection with Normandy Ave,” he said. Viewer discretion advised – contains graphic footage of female violence.

Judith Collins, give this Judge a job in NZ !

Fri 15th November 2013:

Risk management and on-site safety

Sun 10th November 2013:

Roast Busters

Sat 9th November 2013:

The events of the last few days have seen shades of village green rising across the country as the Roast Busters story unfolds. Flaming torches and pitch forks are not going to promote any level of understanding as to why this has happened – I would suggest quite the opposite. If there is any attempt […]

Roast Busters and the throw away dad

I would like to focus on what lead these boys (not men as the media first suggested becasue they were 15 and 16 at the time) and to a lesser extent the girls to the situation they find themselves in today. The mere fact the girl drank until she was drunk and boys posting a […]

The NZ man and his lost castle

Wed 6th November 2013:

A man’s home is his castle. That’s a saying, not so old as when knights were bold – that bastion of freedom, where every man had the opportunity to own and occupy his piece of land, with little interference from the state or another man. But within the time of living memory this has changed […]

Love him or hate him he has been one of us!

Mon 4th November 2013:

Is he being suppressed by the clobering machine? Its worth “Googling” “Benjamin Easton” to see the causes he has fearlessky fought, including fathers rights.. I conjecture that his success gaining the publics eye championing his various “Causes” has caused the establishment to attempt to muzzle him.

Men’s concerns just a distraction

Sun 3rd November 2013:

This issue was discussed recently in the post Men’s Concerns Gaining Traction The issue “portrayed’ as a man-ban might have not have gained traction but it would be naive to think it doesn’t still exist in another form; that is exactly what this article says – the intent is still there, we’ll find another way […]

Douglas Graham knighthood

Fri 1st November 2013:

The Lombard Finance Company collapse, the losses and the roll-on effect on its investors is a well-known story in New Zealand. Prime Minister John Key announced today that Sir Douglas will retain his knighthood.

Deputy Principal won’t give me my sons school report

Thu 31st October 2013:

Hi, My son is a Year 12 student at a large college in Hamilton. He was formerly in my custody but has been in his mother’s custody since 2008. The mother and I don’t get on and as a result of this she is quite obstructive and won’t send me copies of my sons school […]

Norway debates divorce

Norwegian parents should go on date nights to help reduce the country’s soaring divorce rate, the [Norwegian] government says. Solveig Horne, the country’s minister for children, equality and social inclusion, has set herself the goal of strengthening families and reducing the divorce rate, which at 40 per cent is one of the highest in Europe.

Who owns the life of the unborn?

Tue 29th October 2013:

Stuff story A Wellington taxi driver has been found not guilty of driving carelessly after a collision that claimed the life of his unborn son. Bililigne Gebretsadik, 41, has pleaded not guilty to three charges of careless driving, two of causing injury and one of careless driving causing the death of his unborn child in […]

A conversation with art

I saw this today and thought, this is such a relevant piece of art in today’s social climate. I have no idea who the artist is.

Multi-tasking manslaughter

A Wellington woman spoke on the phone for more than eight minutes as her 15-month-old baby drowned in the bath, a jury has heard. Stuff News She then made two separate calls to her parents, trying to arrange for a rug doctor to clean the carpets later that day. This will be interesting to see […]

Women’s Refuge talks up domestic violence

Mon 28th October 2013:

Read more: “We know that New Zealand offenders score very highly compared to our Canadian counterparts and we’re very concerned about that,” says Kiri Hannifin of Women’s Refuge. The origins of ODARA as shown in a previous post are Canadian and relate specifically to marital assaults by husbands on their wives.


Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk or B-SAFER This is a form that has been developed by the New Zealand Police along side the modified version of the Canadian ODARA domestic violence predictive assessment tool. Do we have any information on the purpose and use of information? It is possible these B-SAFER […]


Sun 27th October 2013:

Anyone heard of ODARA. New Zealand Police are now using the ‘Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment’ ODARA for short, imported from Canada. ODARO is a predictive assessment to determine the likelyhood of a person deemed to have assaulted their partner assaulting them again. The results rank a person on a scale of 0 – 13, […]

Young Japanese going their own way

Thu 24th October 2013:

This is an article about Japan that appears in Fox News This trend in Japan has been mentioned here before. It would be interesting to know how extensive the trend is in Asia and the reasons behind it. Certainly a population’s future could be severely tested with such a trend. The bizarre trend, dubbed by […]

Single Parent Conference

Wed 23rd October 2013:

Our Themes for 2013 1) Single Parents you’re Brilliant, and; 2) Lose the labels This is the first known conference ever for single parents made up of fathers and mothers who wish to start something from the ground. It’s a joint effort to bring attention to single parent families from a realistic perspective for who […]

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