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Archive of January 2014

Have to pay to make an application???

Thu 30th January 2014:

Hi all, I have been out of the Family court system since end of 2010, after finally getting to a defended hearing, getting a decent outcome, just for it to start falling apart 3 months later, followed by total destruction about 8 months later… And after the 3 years in the court getting me to […]

Auckland barrister blows chance of becoming Family Court Judge

Anthony Morahan writes in the NZ Herald that much of the comment on the murder of Bradley and Ellen Livingstone of Dunedin seems to have consisted of calls for punitive action. Anthony Morahan: Punishing dead men will do nothing for families. He says that women can do anything, including violence. He refers to NZ research […]


Sat 25th January 2014:

Inside Arohata Women’s Prison I saw this on as a feature story with a picture up and the first thing that came to mind was what does Arohata mean in Maori. I (and I think many people would) know that aroha translates as love. The women sit in a semi-circle, heads down, quiet. They’re […]

What are the upcoming changes to the Family Court?

Hello everyone, I’m hoping that you might be able to help me understand what is currently happening in my case. In late November I filed papers seeking changes to my current contact arrangement. Most of the changes are rather minor issues, the biggest ones would be increasing contact from 1 to 2 overnight stays a […]

Working With Real Evidence

Wed 22nd January 2014:

How to use a HIDDEN CAMERA to protect yourself

Free Support Group for Dads

Tue 21st January 2014:

In light of recent, related events, Father and Child Trust are pleased to announce that their Fathers’ Mauri Ora Circle meetings start again tomorrow evening in Onehunga. Since 2009, every Wednesday 7-9pm, fathers have been welcome to gather together and share issues. Dads of all ages, stages, races and cultures find solace, support and in […]

Judith Collins Accused of Sexist Hyprocrisy

Sun 19th January 2014:

Media Release from the Mininstry of Men’s Affairs, responding to Judith Collins’ anti-union attacks as evident e.g. in the NZ Herald story “Minister softens over claims of rort in ACC workplace safety training” last week: Minister Collins accused of hypocrisy Judith Collins was today accused of hypocrisy for her position on ACC’s funding of CTU […]

Prostate debate

Sat 18th January 2014:

Brochures encouraging men to talk to their GPs about prostate cancer have been attacked in prominent international medical journals, and New Zealand experts claim they are “taking a gamble with men’s health”. Differing Opinions in the medical world

Murder suicide of Edward Livingstone

Thu 16th January 2014:

In unfolding news from Dunedin More here. The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed and while clearing the address discovered the bodies of a 51-year-old Milton man and of two children, a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. The man (possibly the father) is believed to be a Corrections Department employee.

The familycaught$ wasn’t there?

Mon 13th January 2014:

The mediation myth Family Court counselors and mediators try to resolve matters out of court. But at whose expense? Here’s Norm’s story. (Norm is not his real name, but it’s appropriate because his story is fairly normal). I’d like to talk just a little bit about what has been and continues to be the worst […]

The Truth of the Glass Ceiling Revealed

Sun 12th January 2014:

Here is the proof that women have always had their fair share of power. It displays how wise women protect their investment. Nothing wrong with that!!! Stating that women have been denied power in society is quite wrong. The enclosed situation has been happening since the Big Bang. How we obtain power is unique to […]

UK Woman lawyer admits to being Slow Learner?

20th May 2004 DO DADS GET A RAW DEAL ON DIVORCE? By Marilyn Stowe A lawyer changing their mind may seem, to some, as likely as money growing on trees. But I recently came into contact with a group of people who have opened my eyes about a growing problem in society – is the […]

Men abandon New Zealand

Sat 11th January 2014:

Historically, the country has had the opposite problem. Kiwi men of the 1800s and early 1900s often struggled to find a partner. But since the 1980s there have been more women than men and the imbalance is now as bad as it’s ever been. Well there’s a real surprise.

Boy of 9 in mother’s care found Drunk

Wed 8th January 2014:

This story needs a lot more facts to be uncovered to determine the full culpability of the mother but I am appalled at what I read. The boy’s father is NOT impressed and I note that all of the children are in the mothers care. Here is the problem with cases like this….. In order […]

Men Can be Victims too

Tue 7th January 2014:

Michael Coren and Barbara Kay discuss the challenges facing men in modern society – Deadbeat dads – Men have rights too.

Registrars review – Parenting order

Sun 5th January 2014:

For those of you that have already gone through the hoops of the Family Court in relation to parenting orders, I have a registrars review with respect to counsel led mediation (that hasn’t happened yet) later this month and I need to provide written submissions of my proposal to the Court. Can someone tell me […]

Open Course Materials in Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health

Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health Freya Sonenstein, PhD Arik V. Marcell, MD Course Number: 380.720 Description: Reading seminar focusing on male adolescent health and sexual issues and explores the meaning of masculinity and the impact of masculine beliefs on men’s health and health care use. Students critique the literature and explore methods to design interventions […]

Feminists Goals for 2014

Fri 3rd January 2014:

From her own lips. Rebecca Kamm’s bright future for woman. This is her ideal world for feminists. New year resolutions for feminists I CALL ON ALL ADVERTISERS IN THE NZ HERALD TO STOP USING THEM. AND BUYERS OF THE PUBLICATION TO NEVER BUY ANOTHER COPY.


“A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. It is a stunning documentary film that anyone considering marriage or divorce must see.” Whilst United States centric; there […]

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