MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Archive of June 2017

The Death of a Child

Fri 30th June 2017:

We are seeing more often the death of children due to distracted ‘carers’ and convictions for manslaughter. Mother and grandmother jailed for death of baby Isaiah in hot car In this case the comparison is drawn in the article about one other case and the sentence. There is also a question of the presence or […]

Our Submission to Ministry of Health Concerning Suicide Prevention Strategy

Tue 27th June 2017:

MoMA asked Hans Laven to prepare a submission and we post it here with thanks for his hard work. It’s not short but hopefully worthwhile. We draw attention here particularly to Section 2, Section 3 and Section 6.1. And the sentence that pretty well sums up the previous and the currently proposed Suicide Prevention Strategy: […]

The Perverse Effects of Child Support

Sun 25th June 2017:

We need to be aware in our conversations with other men (and women), that within the depth of our ongoing experiences, we hold valuable information which needs to be collected, if by no other means than the addition to this reservoir of experiences. The voice of men is too often drowned out in the flow […]

Feminism, it’s not about equality.

Sat 24th June 2017:

A response to this article that I’m sure wont be published in Story Here I recently read an opinion by Anna Guenther concerning the future of feminism. She started her opinion off with a tale of some casual sexism, but don’t worry it was sexism against men so that’s okay in feminist world. […]

Entertaining Stupidity

It was always going to happen, but many people may still scratch their heads and wonder why? We look around us and see not only the current rabble of destructive youth, but an increasing number of adult female offenders, in particular you might observe, the multi-million dollar fraud club of mischievous-maids. I’m sure they compare […]

Finding my Child

Sun 18th June 2017:

Hi, The mother of my child took her out of NZ 3 years ago against my will but the Courts allowed it so there was nothing I could do. She was 15 at the time but is now 18. I had very little contact with her while she was overseas because her mother gave a […]

Sex, lies and a baby: When dads discover they aren’t the father after all

Fri 16th June 2017:

News Clip Its not so common to see news stories mainstream like the one above. You just couldn’t miss it if you were a member of parliament. This site is about mens issues. But this problem is not just about men or even boys. Just reading some of the outcomes is harrowing for everyone involved. […]

Attendance at assessment and non-violence program

Wed 14th June 2017:

I am sure some of you have attended these. I myself have attended one some 7 years ago. I will start with a question – what is this about? Let me explain. I have a custody order already allowing supervised access. In the last “programme” I went along (I think it was supposed to be […]

Influences on decision making in NZ child protection

What influences decision making variability in the Aotearoa New Zealand child welfare system? (Seminar with Emily Keddell) Thursday 22nd June 2017 4 – 5pm Venue: Room N614, Epsom Campus Location: 74 Epsom Avenue, Auckland Host: The School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work In many countries, the complex nature of decision-making in relation to […]

Why Aren’t There Any Women On Team NZ?

Tue 13th June 2017:

Your guess is as good as mine – can’t they do anything?

A video for our nations MP’s

Sun 11th June 2017:

You All Paid For It, So Thanks

Sat 10th June 2017:

As I said, here is the update. I just received the Protection Order and Parenting Order today – two young policemen did their duty by delivering and pseudo reading out what they deemed to be important – no contact, no firearms, lasting forever, etc, etc. I had to let him carry on I didn’t have […]


Thu 8th June 2017:

This newly named sexual orientation, ‘pornosexual’, is probably related to some extent to MGTOW. Under modern laws and administration, relationships and marriage have been made seriously dangerous for men. However, there’s no mention in the article about that aspect of the issue. Previous posts have highlighted a mounting campaign by feminist forces against pornography. We […]

Discharge of Protection Order

Tue 6th June 2017:

My ex partner took out a protection order and I challenged it as she accused me of several things but as it always goes I lost and it became final …. I breached the temporary protection order by communicating with her online and sending her texts as I wanted to assure her I meant no […]

Treating Babies Differently by Gender

Mon 5th June 2017:

This study should be fascinating, probably for its poor research design, invalid extrapolation, poor reasoning and misuse of words that mean one thing to imply they mean something else. From what we can make out, the researcher surveyed a group of parents and found that 79% said they wanted their children to be free of […]

Preventing adolescent relationship abuse and promoting healthy relationships

Sat 3rd June 2017:

Media have given publicity to a NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse paper recently prepared by Dr Melane Beres called “Preventing adolescent relationship abuse and promoting healthy relationships”. The paper is an opinion piece citing various research papers of varying quality in support. This may have been lost on journalists who attributed various statistics to the ‘report’s […]

Family Wills – When your new partner can acquire money, home & property intended for your own children.

News story here. Where there’s a will, there’s a way to challenge it So what happens when your new partner hawks off with your house, money and stuff and your kids are left with little or nothing? I suppose a death is similar to a separation or divorce. Should it go to your kids or […]

Guardianship without Notice

Hi all I am thinking of going down this route as a step parent. Biological father lives on the other side of the world. Mother (my wife) has health issues, I need to be able to make calls on the spot re: children in case she can’t Biological father will oppose my application for no […]

Any Advice on Cross-Examination?

I have my case coming up – this is the 2nd PO order and custody in 10 years – it never gets any easier. Here are my questions: 1) The Social worker report (s132) – she has just re-iterated much of what the ex has already said, but then says things like the childrens’ answers […]

International Conference on Men’s Issues – Gold Coast June 9th – 11th

The International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI) is a series of annual conferences presented by AVfM Education, LLC dealing with social and legal issues that disproportionately affect men and boys. This year’s conference

Skip to toolbar