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A Warren Farrell debate

Sat 15th June 2019:

I have a problem with the unqualified promotion of Warren Farrell. I read a couple of his books around the turn of the century when he came to New Zealand. First let’s have a look at his history; lives in the US, got married, didn’t have any children. Went through a separation. Did a bit […]


Fri 14th June 2019:

By the time something reaches the bottom, let’ just say it is not good. We have a problem Huston, we need to work at the top. I doubt if every Man Group along the stretch of our country was visited that you would find much in the way of a hearty laugh or, and […]

Order and Law…. an education, a discussion into….

Wed 12th June 2019:

Society of course needs Order, Society of course needs Law, but regardless of whether you are Rich, or you are Poor. Laws were Set, Courts to see that they are Met, but Courts without justice for all, will surely be in blatant disregard, of our Law. What of

The Demise of Social Media

Tue 11th June 2019:

I wrote a previous post on The Death of Feminism. Perhaps that is not so visible because we still have some aspiring female politicians who wouldn’t deny themselves the opportunity they worked for. A bunch of state workers in their last ten years before retirement. A few political hopeful who see a career of indulgence […]

The Arguments Against a Ministry For Men

Mon 10th June 2019:

The goal has existed since some time last century. I first encountered the idea when I met Kerry Bevin, who has been and still is I imagine, passionate about the idea. It had never found any political support before the current Conservative’s recent proposal, as far as I am aware apart from the Republican Party […]

Passed Under Urgency

Sat 1st June 2019:

It’s that ‘deadbeat dad’ label surfacing again that got my attention – I thought we’d got over the media stigma and use of this term to describe the one bad parent. The term has risen again in response to the Government’s shift on DPB mother’s not naming the father. Now, I’m confused. I thought

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Child Abductions from NZ continue unchecked

Wed 29th May 2019:

As reported by Sam Sherwood this morning: A father is taking Customs and Police to court after his wife abducted their 9-year-old son and took him overseas despite a court order banning her from doing so. The father, whose name is suppressed, obtained an order in February under the Care of Children Act prohibiting his […]

NZ Wellbeing Budget 2019

Tue 28th May 2019:

“Vote for us and you’ll get the money,” is what Jacinda said. But of course, as she was talking to the girls, it comes as no surprise to see Robinson buying votes with a glossy front cover as pictured. The year of delivery? Let’s see how this works out for the boys. Look forward to […]

The Political Busker Reborn

Mon 27th May 2019:

Readers may remember Ben Easton for a variety of reasons (such as the shadow of his former being emerging from prison after a hunger strike) but perhaps not so much where he came to grief in Wellington as The Political Busker. The link takes us back to 2006, where Ben made Central Wellington his own […]

‘MAKE THEM PROUD’ workshop from Guardians of our Children

Sat 25th May 2019:

WHEN: Saturday 8th June WHERE: Ngahere Communities, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau City TIME: 9am – 3pm CONTACT: for registration form BRING along PEN and PAPER along with a Photograph of your children/child. This six hour workshop consists of a Morning presentation covering various areas of parental disputes from break-ups, domestic violence, mediation, parenting orders, […]

Dealing With Racism and Discrimination

Thu 23rd May 2019:

Dealing with racism and discrimination, and promote racial equity one-day conference to discuss how to …… 14th June 2019 489 Dominion Rd, Auckland. 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Following the Christchurch massacre of March 15, 2019, a wider social awakening has occurred, recognising the pressing need to forge unity amidst our diversity. We want to […]

Getting to know you…

Tue 14th May 2019:

It is difficult to get to know or getting to like a stranger who initially you thought you had something in common with. This site is all inviting, but can be very harsh on character, it is easy to find yourself on the outer, but I have seen forgiveness and lightheartedness amongst the anger, frustration […]

The online Petition to Jacinda asking for a MINISTRY FOR MEN

Sun 12th May 2019:

Hi ALL…there is an online PETITION [on the NZ Parliament website and currently open until 31/12/2019] asking the government to fund a MINISTRY FOR MEN as a means to better address ‘Mens Issues’ and the many negative outcomes affecting MEN, their families and society as a whole. There has been a women’s ministry since 1984 […]

Need a Good Lawyer in Palmie

Fri 26th April 2019:

Hi All I would like recommendations for a good cost effective lawyer for Family Court in Palmerston North as current lawyer not delivering except to keep charging large bills Thx

A New Anger.

Thu 25th April 2019:

Times, they are a changing. It’s nothing knew. The vandal of peace, progress, harmony and the habitual human. The symptom is written in history, and back further more than likely in the lost echoes of older stories. The twentieth year of the new century … The first century of the new millennium, the century of […]

Deja Vu Bitch

Fri 19th April 2019:

New Zealand is a small place and most of us know somebody who knows someone else who knows one of your relatives. For us here we are more likely to know many people who got screwed over by the Family Court, or the ex and her lawyer and your lawyer deciding what was best for […]

Sign the petition – Inciting Violence against anyone is NOT OK !

Sun 14th April 2019:

This petition is not against her speaking! She can speak whatever she wants but inciting violence is NOT ok and is not a joke. Also, feel free to email the minister of immigration Iain Galloway at this email supporting the online petition against Clementine Ford Entry to New Zealand. Petition link

Parental Dispute Workshop

Tue 9th April 2019:

Facilitated by Frank Hicks, Self Litigant and Parental Disputes Coach and Cheryl Simpson, Senior Associate Lawyer. WORKSHOP: Rangitoto #04SLNG DATE: Saturday 13 April 2019 TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ADDRESS: 2 Osterley Way, Manukau, Auckland VENUE: Ngahere Commumities CONTACT: for registration form COST: Admission by Koha Light refreshments provided for Morning and Afternoon […]

ANZAC 2019

Sun 7th April 2019:

We are increasingly seeing the banner of ANZAC under attack. A subject that’s been raised here several times over recent years, particularly with the 100 year commemorative events being held during 2014 – 2018. It wasn’t our war. For hundreds of years following the collapse of Rome, wars raged in Europe. Backed by religion, land […]


Thu 4th April 2019:

I have often heard New Zealanders described as Humble, Friendly, not too Outspoken, aparantly this country suffers the ‘tall poppy’ syndrome…I dare say the psych of us is changing, evolving. We tend not to laud one another,,until some one dies, then we can be all too all over them. Today on the radio news, the […]

NZ Domestic Violence Dialogue

Tue 2nd April 2019:

It is an obsession. What else can you call it? We’re in the grips of obsession. Here’s an extract from the previous post Crusade For Free Speech Cowie, who wrote a fictionalised account about his bitter custody dispute with his former wife, says he received no reply to his submission, despite indicating he wanted to […]

Crusade for Free Speech

Sun 31st March 2019:

There are many battle fronts when it comes to free speech and the lenses through which it is viewed can be as blinding as they are illuminating. (And I’m sick of losing the updates so I will publish this post then finish it.) In the view of this website it is often seen in the […]

R.I.P. Craig Jackson

Sat 30th March 2019:

We have removed our obituary for Craig due to gross disrespect from a contributor here. Disgusting and upsetting.

The Generation Gap

Thu 28th March 2019:

We get bombarded by these little digital snapshots of life. Many of them have spelling mistakes, obviously unintended double meanings in different cultures, if not subtle political messages drilled into them. Like me, you have probably had enough of these little messages in a square … but some of them can be quite funny, too. […]

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