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Join MoMA in Wellington on 1st August

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 4:48 pm Sun 27th July 2014

Please join MoMA in Wellington when we raise awareness of men’s issues in the lead up to the election. We have sent the following invitation to various MPs and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs:

A Community Group because successive governments have neglected the voice and welfare of New Zealand men

PO Box 13130, Tauranga 3141
Contact Hans Laven (07)5712435 or (0274)799745; or Kerry Bevin (09)4747762; [email protected]

27 July 2014


On Friday 1st of August representatives of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs, an NGO, will be
– outside Bowen House from 11:00am to 12:30pm,
– at parliament grounds from 1pm to 2.45pm, and
– outside the Ministry of Women’s Affairs from 3pm to 4pm.

We warmly invite you to meet us there, to learn a little about the serious issues of concern to us, and to show your support for gender equality in New Zealand.

For many years politicians have believed that acknowledging men’s issues may jeopardize their public support, but the tide is now turning. People are starting to recognize how important for our country it is to address men’s issues such as huge male suicide rates, male health, huge male workplace deaths, ongoing and new sexist laws that only discriminate against males, bias against males at all levels of law enforcement and Courts. Women are increasingly seeing how exploitative and unfair New Zealand has become towards their brothers, fathers, uncles, sons and grandsons. David Cunliffe’s apology for being a man would have been tolerated a few years ago as “possibly fair enough’ by many New Zealanders, but not now.

This is an opportunity for you to ride the new tide of public opinion. We believe it will be advantageous to politicians now to show the country they can think fairly about gender issues. Increasingly, being seen to support unbalanced feminist claims will be punished in the polls.

Please do put a few minutes aside to meet us on the 1st of August. We will inform NZ men’s networks that you cared enough about men to show some interest.

Yours sincerely

Hans Laven
Chief Executive


  1. Just put it up on our site(NZ MEN fed up with nz family court) and called for people in the wellington areas ect, to raise awareness and have added your dettails into our list of contacts for guys if that’s okay ?

    Comment by Dominic da Silva — Mon 28th July 2014 @ 9:55 am

  2. excuse the spelling trying to do more than one thing at once 🙁

    Comment by Dominic da Silva — Mon 28th July 2014 @ 9:56 am

  3. Thanks Dominic! Looks like it will be a windy day in Wellington on Friday, how unusual! But please, come and join us one and all, if only briefly.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Mon 28th July 2014 @ 10:18 pm

  4. Best wishes for talking directly to the masses. Our greatest weakness, has always been getting understanding or support from still-married men. (Note I didn’t call them not yet divorced men!)

    This seems surprising, as any man wanting to understand their future possibilities, options and choices surely would need to consider the chances of ending up divorced…..

    Your timing is perfect, with respect to the election.

    Men’s advocacy seems to need all of the facets, from reasonable, to off the wall, to activist. The lack of society wide debate is deafening.

    Best regards and thanks, Murray.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Wed 30th July 2014 @ 4:04 pm

  5. I apologise to those who will be going to Wellington. I want to be there but due to personnel reasons I cannot.

    My family thinks because I post on this site that I have gone crazy. That there is nothing I can do, to change things. They don’t understand me, or what I’m fighting for, and fear that the government will do things to me to oppress me. That they will come to take me away from them.
    They are trying to control me, due to there own fears.

    They see that I have an anger, a rage that wants to crush the evils of this world. They have never seen me angry at anything. They only know me as an absolutely peaceful person. The Genie is out of the bottle, and cant be put back in.
    They in effect fear the unknown. Yet that unknown has been processing away for what seems like purgatory, and I have no fear of it, I understand it and have suffered far worse that anything they could do to me. I have only been able to show love for fear of letting it out. I have no fear of the Government and any of its puppets. They fear I’ll tell you my secrets. Even the ones they and you don’t know exist.
    What can they take from me, my freedom, my family, my life. They have already stolen all those things.

    I see the Government as being my toys. I’ll play with them until they are ready. For me to crush them, to take everything from them, just as they crushed, and destroyed me. Only then can they embrace truth, only then can this corruption end. I and you have been preparing them so they can understand. Your hard work on this site, is what will win the battle. My arguments have needed your support.

    Fight my corner in Wellington, virtuous and good men. I will fight with my pen. Let them know the end is near.

    Comment by The man in Absentia — Wed 30th July 2014 @ 6:16 pm

  6. Well done you guys, it was good to meet you and to get our hearing with The Families Commission.

    Thanks to the Families Commission for giving us a hearing at short notice.

    where to for the unfunded Ministry of Mens Affairs from here?
    While anti-male feminist groups get billions of dollars of government funding…


    Phil Watts

    Comment by Phil Watts — Mon 1st September 2014 @ 3:08 pm

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