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Queenstown and Wanaka brothel draft bylaw out tomorrow

Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA -The Queenstown Lakes District Council will accept public submissions on its draft brothel bylaw from tomorrow.

MP backs smacking review following criticism

MP backs smacking review following criticism
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - The Prime Minister says he has confidence in the findings of a three-person review of smacking legislation presented to him last year, following criticism by a group at the centre of the review.

Govt Plans To Strengthen Law To Protect Children Welcomed

Govt Plans To Strengthen Law To Protect Children Welcomed
Wellington, Dec 19 NZPA - The Government's plan to introduce a bill to strengthen the Crimes Act to deal with violent offending against children have been welcomed by the Children's Commissioner.

Lobby Group Has Been Misled, Latta Says

Lobby Group Has Been Misled, Latta Says
Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Lobby group Family First is often not given the full story when it champions parents it feels have been prosecuted for minor child discipline offences, psychologist Nigel Latta says.

Latta Says He Wants To Find Out Whether Smacking Law Is Working

(Inserts Family First reaction) Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Well-known television host, author and clinical psychologist Nigel Latta says he only agreed to help review policies around the smacking issue if he was free to speak his mind about the conclusions.

Key's `Stupid Mistake' Will Cost National, ACT Party Says

Key's `Stupid Mistake' Will Cost National, ACT Party Says
Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has made "a huge mistake" by refusing to change the law that bans smacking and National will suffer for it at the next election, the ACT Party says.

Cabinet Agrees To Ensure Smacking Parents Not Criminalised

Cabinet Agrees To Ensure Smacking Parents Not Criminalised
Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - Changes to the way welfare officers handle complaints about light smacking are likely, Prime Minister John Key said today. Cabinet today considered Friday's resounding referendum victory for opponents of the 2007 child discipline law change.

Child Discipline Law Opponents Gain Referendum Victory

Child Discipline Law Opponents Gain Referendum Victory
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 21 NZPA - Almost 90 percent of people who participated in a referendum asking New Zealanders whether smacking should be illegal have voted no, preliminary results show.

Pro And Anti Smackers Slap Cash On Referendum Advertising

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - Both sides of the smacking debate are slapping cash on advertising but hope they have avoided breaching spending rules.

One Woman With The Power Over Smacking An Ordinary Concerned Mum

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - The one woman with the power to halt the $9 million "anti-smacking" referendum is a "concerned" South Auckland married mother of two.

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