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 […]
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At the age of 68 Wickliffe who has been paroled unsuccessfully in the past, has been released again for the 6th time. He has twice escaped from Paremoremo, during his term of imprisonment for the murder, and has been responsible for significant offending while on parole. I’m curious to know what is in this book […]
I can’t get a link up at the moment. The story is a Stuff news item, about the wife of an Australian doctor who committed suicide. Wife of Australia doctor writes letter about his suicide to show ‘we’re not ashamed’
For your entertainment, here’s an interesting example of modern feminist analysis, this time by a vegan.
Message from Darren Elliott: Kia ora. Together with Geoff Lealand and Lisa Perrott in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, I am researching and writing about perceptions of body shape and image, and the role of the media in shaping or reinforcing such perceptions. I am focusing on notions of body and […]
A 10-year outcome study just published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine shows that men diagnosed with prostate cancer who chose to forgo treatment were no more likely to die. Surgery and radiation therapy often have severe side effects such as incontinence and impotence.
Target-setting is great for progress, but is it right for suicide prevention? Alan Woodward Mental health Opinion What is the “right’ suicide prevention target? Does a target of 50% imply acceptance that in Australia 1300 people will die by suicide each year? Setting targets has become commonplace as a way of measuring achievement and progress. […]
This will be of interest to anyone who deals with an ex-partner through legally transferred communications only, or who has communicated this way in the past. I’m looking at an interesting case, where many years ago, a group of Labour Party professionals (during labour’s time in power) constructed a court case in favour of another […]
I have often commented about my views on the professionalism and skills of the peoples working in familycaught$. Although occasionally complimentary, most of my comments suggest that there might be room for improvement. My views are only those of a poor axe murderer, so I have little social credibility for my poor judgements. I have […]
1. Michael Murray sentenced to life for murder of Connor Morris It’s difficult to imagine anything more provocative than seeing a P-addled gang member bashing the shit out of your brother with the real possibility of death or permanent brain damage. That doesn’t mean it’s ok to have a slasher with you and to swing […]
Greg Andresen, of Men’s Health Australia, is a persistent and sharp political operator. I have heard many men in NZ complain “Why doesn’t someone [else?] talk to the politicians and get everything sorted out?”. If I have tried to explain what is required to communicate well to politicians, I have been attacked as defeatist and […]
The case of Errol Standeven The police had no complaints from any of the women, who did not know that Standeven was photographing them walking and exercising, but it had a complaint from a man who said he was “disgusted” when he saw what Standeven was doing. These are photos in the open in public […]
Working With Men Affected By Violence Training Program Friday March 20 9.30am – 4.00pm Cancer Society New Zealand, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington Flier for convenient printing
Something that has become apparent to me during the last year is the sea change in the British Media around the reporting of men’s issues. I am not making any claim that their media has lost all sexist bias, but certainly there has been a significant change in the nature of their reporting. When I […]
Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean today released the provisional annual suicide figures for the year ending 30 June 2014. The total for the year was 529, which is the lowest number by two since the annual coronial figures were first produced for the 2007/08 year. There were 12 fewer suicides compared to last year, and […]
Yesterday the world reeled from the sudden death of Actor/Comedian Robin Williams. Today tributes will flow, and rightfully so, from all corners of the earth, from those who knew him and worked with him, to those who respected and enjoyed his immense talent – he was a rare talent that could seize any moment, and […]
There has been some debate over statins in the British media in the last few days, which got me thinking, and of course this raises questions for the medical advisors to the site. Is heart disease more prevalent in men? I don’t know, I have never researched this, although I feel generally that I hear […]
As a country, NZ does need to address the protection of several hundreds of thousands of children. Their happiness is seriously being disadvantaged, their ability to manage and organise their lives is compromised and their ability to take up education is being wasted by missing the opportunity to have a proper developing upbringing.
One of the issues being canvased in the lead up to this year’s election, is why a growing number of New Zealanders are not voting. Over 800,000 voters chose not to cast a vote in our last parliamentary election, and we’ve had a couple of spats amongst regular commenters here at Menz, about the validity […]
Recently, Downunder was discussing whether menz.org.nz had any persuasive power at all. Other people had suggested that it is a waste of time, as nothing ever comes out of these discussions (they were taking an unrealistic short term, focus). Downunder suggested that apart from the people taking part in the discussions, many other people kept […]
Every now and then, it is necessary to push aside all of the distractions and make sure that the main energy is focussed onto the most important issues. It is necessary to identify actions that should have been taken place but didn’t, as much as the actions that did take place. But what are they?
This story was brought to us by Family First: NEARLY HALF OF YOUNG MEN REPORT “SEXUAL COERCION’ Posted by Editor on Monday, March 31, 2014 FoxNews 27 March 2014 A huge proportion of young men say they have ended up submitting to unwanted sexual advances-and 95% of the time, a female they knew was the […]
Interesting to see this on the front page of the Stuff website on a Sunday morning. Men Failing in a Woman’s World What’s even more interesting, is that a reporter sought the opinion of a masculist crusader. comments were sparked by new research showing New Zealand blokes get a “raw deal” in education, health and […]