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Archive of August 2015

Fathers Day at Ambury Farm/Park Sunday 6th Sept

Fri 28th August 2015:

Father and Child Trust and Family Start Manukau invite you to: Family fun at Ambury Farm/Park – Mangere Bridge, Auckland – 11am-4pm Free Bouncy castle, BBQ, drinks, cool music and fun games for families.. All welcome – come and see the cute wee lambs and enjoy the open space… This event is part of a […]

Amy Adams’ Consultation is a Sham?

Thu 27th August 2015:

FYI, our letter to Hon Amy Adams. For background see (hear)

Research exploring the experience of sole fathers caring for their child(ren) and the impacts to you and your family

Tue 25th August 2015:

Sole Fathers experiences of accessing social services. You are invited to take part in research that Jason Rushton a thesis student on the Masters of Social Work programme at Massey University is undertaking in regards to exploring the experience of sole fathers caring for their child(ren) and the impacts to you and your family.

A Grandmother’s Perspective on Family Violence

Hi John, after reading through the family violence discussion document today I sent the following email through and thought you and your subscribers might be interested in the subject. Regards, SanNan.

Boshier To Be Chief Ombudsman

Mon 24th August 2015:

How can the head of the a male-blaming campaign that deliberately excludes concern for male victims be trusted to be an ombudsman? How can a person who has publicly called for more draconian state violence towards men be put in that role? NZ men can now look forward to the same discrimination they routinely experienced […]

Convicted Killer living with Children

Wed 19th August 2015: this guy has been in the media a number of times, my son is the 14 yr old mentioned in this article and the way I was treated when I asked the Police if this man was a risk to my child was awful. I am pretty sure if the shoe was on the […]

How shallow are females on tinder?

Tue 18th August 2015:

In response to this article in the Herald I ran my own study. In my first post I added my close up photo and simply said I was looking to form a relationship with a woman to share the good things in life and to love and cherish her. I added that I had lost […]

Sign this US petition demanding paternity testing

Although a US petition, changes in international law and approaches will be influential towards changes in NZ. It’s interesting that it’s being done by ‘Women Against Paternity Fraud’. Although it’s hard to avoid feeling suspicious of any women’s group these days, their motivation appears to be social responsibility and it’s important that men’s groups go […]

Women’s Law on the way for New Zealand

Fri 14th August 2015:

Source A new set of harsher standalone offences may come from a comprehensive review of New Zealand’s domestic violence problem, the Justice Ministry announced last week. This article is more specifically about a father viewing these proposed laws from the perspective of his autistic son’s mental health issues. Police were working with the Health Ministry […]

Men Need to ‘Step Up’ to Support Women Into High-Paid Jobs

Thu 13th August 2015:

We share and comment on an interesting broadcast by Radio NZ on ‘Te Manu Korihi’ (‘the birds singing’) on 7 August 2015. Excerpts from the transcript were as follows: Presenter: The head of the Federation of Maori Authorities says Maori men need to step up and be more supportive of Maori businesswomen. The Authority runs […]

Feminist Logic 101

Fri 7th August 2015:

The Court of Appeal is said to have “reached a new milestone” in having its first all-women bench in its history. This was seen by New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore as being “another step in a long road to equality”. Mr Moore has clearly been well trained in feminist logic. ‘Equality’ for feminists […]

Recent Women’s Refuge Poster

Tue 4th August 2015:

So are Women’s Refuge implying that internet trolling and anonymous victimization is something men mainly do to women? All they need to do is visit almost any feminist blog to see the misandrist online violence perpetrated by women, or look through MENZ Issues to read the demeaning, emotionally abusive responses by presumably female feminist trolls […]

Revise abuse guidelines – Amy Adams

This news article disturbs me on many fronts. To allow a new or current partner secret access to someone’s historical police record that is sealed will only end in corrupting relationships and could potentially end in male suicide.

Radio NZ informed of error concerning DV statistics

Mon 3rd August 2015:

Dear Morning Report At 8:28am today 03/08/2015 you broadcast an article entitled ‘Judge says change needed to make protection orders effective’. Your announcer commenced by stating “14 women, 6 men and 10 children are killed by a member of their family every year on average; pretty extraordinary statistics…”. Your web site also states “Fourteen women, […]

More gossip from our leading newspaper

This story Was front page news. It is only when one reads the facts that the headline disintegrates. The girl in the bikini was not attacked at all. Her boyfriend was the target of aggression because he took umbrage at the guys being cheeky. Things got out of hand and an object was thrown and […]

The cost of being a NON-custodial parent

Sun 2nd August 2015:

So today I was helping a friend of mine work out their entitlements though Winz and IRD, my friend is a Single Parent with a child under 5. For them renting a 2 bedroom unit in South Auckland for $300 a week, and working 20 hours a week at min wage, their total take home […]

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