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Protests in Auckland and nationwide

Sat 27th January 2018:

G’day Chaps, Couple of protests running next month ( Organized by Families 4 Justice ) in Auckland CBD. Against the Family Justice System which include; NZ Family court – CYFS – NZ police and other associates. Expected 100++ people ! Anyone is welcome … Families 4 Justice WWW.F4J.ORG.NZ List of Event Screenshots Auckland CBD – […]

Glitter Boobs and Feminist Hypocrisy Regarding Violence

Thu 11th January 2018:

The ‘Glitter Boobs’ story from the Gisborne ‘Rhythm and Vines’ music festival has been an international hit and our NZ Herald has published numerous articles on it, giving uncritical voice to Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller, Kiri-Ann Hatfield and Katie Ashworth and misrepresenting the events significantly. A bystander’s video recording showed Anello-Kitzmiller walking through the crowd with her […]

Cooperation Among Men?

Sun 7th January 2018:

Occasionally I wonder if there might be some lack of unity among men in NZ, with respect to protecting their collective interests? By querying that, I am not implying that men should “fight” against women as a total group. (We would lose if we tried, due to the large amount of fraternising with the enemy.) […]

Miscariage of justice? My story.

Tue 2nd January 2018:

Hi there. My name is Thomas Francis Knudsen. I took a plea deal after 13 months of maintaining a not guilty plea. The straw that broke the camels back was that I ended up in Wellington prison among some unsavory characters where I was threatened with getting beaten up almost immediately upon arrival from a […]

Check out this gender imbalance in Dept of Corrections

Fri 1st December 2017:

We came across this web page with a video clip for recruiting psychologists to the Dept of Corrections. It involves only female psychologists and shows them working with all male clients. It shows two females running a group, presumably in prison, with all males. We don’t think this is ok.

appeals – info

Wed 22nd November 2017:

Hi, I want to learn about appeals from family court. Hope it can be of service to others. Any experience or links to info welcome. Many please and in thanks of you

Landmark Win for Men’s Rights

Sun 19th November 2017:

Organizers of the Men’s Summit 2017 have reached a settlement after Mirimar Links Conference Centre cancelled the use of their venue in April at short notice on the grounds of feeling “uncomfortable” with men’s issues. The Human Rights Commission mediated the settlement and according to the Men’s Summit team this was the first time the […]

Forced to allow ex access despite DV charges.

Fri 17th November 2017:

Please help, my daughter is being forced to unsafe and abusive visits with my ex. My daughter is 11 and lives with my partner and I full-time. The Interim Parenting Order states my ex is allowed supervised visits only. This is because my ex wilfully breached a trespass order and attacked me. My ex was […]

Matrimonial Property Act Review for changes.

Thu 16th November 2017:

-Are you happy with the current division of property? -Will a proposal to make family violence a penalty in property division increase false accusations? -Would mental abuse also count? -Should property be divided according to who cares for the children, not 50/50? -How can the Family Court speed up decisions? -What happens if one parent […]

Calls for Family Court Inquiry

Sun 22nd October 2017:

Our colleague Craig Jackson has joined calls from the feminist ‘Backbone Collective’ for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Family Court. However, Craig’s concerns differ considerably from the feminists who believe the Family Court should believe everything women claim and do exactly what women prefer without question.

Honouring Zdenek “Sid” Hanzlik’s Sacrifice…

Fri 29th September 2017:

How can we honour Sid’s ultimate sacrifice? I have a few things in common with the late Mr Hanzlik,- I hate Hillman Minxs, Really hate them, You might be able to easily work on every part of them but that’s only because your going to need to. DJ reckons this is a good thing. Bullshit, I’m […]

Suicide and Reason

Tue 26th September 2017:

Zdenek (Sid) Hanzlik’s suicide is a very sad event and may have been triggered by several issues but without doubt the main protagonist was the Family Court and Family Law. The slide into the abyss of despair through a life without perceived meaning for many fathers is the needless separation and complications, in regards to […]

Author Wants Stories About Fatherhood

Wed 13th September 2017:

My name is Bill Clarke. I am writing a book about fatherhood and I want to interview dads. I am interested in hearing their STORIES – about their fathers, or their own story of “Dads in distress” or “Dads in success” in raising their children.

Parent but not a mother

Mon 11th September 2017:

So as a man in his mid 40’s I had pretty much resigned to the fact that I was not going to become a father. I discovered that one partner I had for a few years was proud of her 11 abortions… shortly thereafter I gently tippytoed away from the secondary school teacher in a […]

Election Thoughts 2017

Thu 7th September 2017:

Here are a few thoughts regarding men and father issues this election.

Corrections Policy Called Corrupt

Thu 31st August 2017:

A men’s group has labelled a new policy announced this week by Corrections Minister Louise Upston as “corrupt”. The new policy aims to reduce the likelihood that female criminals will be sent to prison. Spokesman Kerry Bevin for community group The Ministry of Men’s Affairs said the policy was an abandonment of the principle of […]

CYFs more part of the problem than the solution

Thu 24th August 2017:

I have a tale of woe with regards to CYFs (yes I know, not another one) I have been dealing with them for almost 2yrs now and every time they blunder into our path they leave us worse off. My daughter has some complex emotional and mental issues as documented by mental health. The process […]

Employee Minimum Rights, ALL GONE, overnight

Sun 13th August 2017:

It’s ALL gone! GONE – Relevant minimum wage must be paid GONE – Overtime paid at minimum wage per hour GONE – Four weeks’ paid annual holiday per year GONE – Eleven public holidays per year GONE – Payment of time and a half for working on public holidays GONE – Rest and meal breaks […]

Virtual Justice

Thu 20th July 2017:

Video links have been used for some time now, within the Justice System, to eliminate minor appearances, for a person in custody. In September the Police arrest process in Central Auckland will be transferred to a new processing unit near Mt Eden Prison. Along with this will come virtual court appearances, where overnight arrests will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Woman (Joanne Harrison) Offends, A Male is Found to Punish

Thu 25th May 2017:

The case of Auditor-General Martin Matthews appears to be another example of men being held responsible when women misbehave. Not much has fundamentally changed in attitudes since the era in which husbands were considered responsible for their wives’ behaviour and debts.

Police Maintain Routine Sexism

Thu 18th May 2017:

From a correspondent; we changed place names to respect privacy: I picked up a hitch-hiker today even though he had no backpack. He told me his essential reason for needing to hitchhike and I encouraged him to share the rest of his story. I have changed the locations to respect privacy, but nothing else. He […]

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