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New centre of abused children opened in Auckland

New centre of abused children opened in Auckland
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - A new centre in Counties-Manukau, Auckland will provide child victims of abuse and violence with somewhere to go for help, Police Minister Judith Collins said at its opening today.

More funding for youth justice intervention programmes

More funding for youth justice intervention programmes
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - A programme to help young offenders, especially Maori, is getting funding redirected to it after high demand.

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.

Anti-Smacking Law Working Well - Barnardos

Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - The Government is working to build "fragile" confidence in anti-smacking laws, Prime Minister John Key says.

Report Finds No Evidence Of Needless Prosecutions For Smacking

Report Finds No Evidence Of Needless Prosecutions For Smacking
Wellington, Nov 11 NZPA - A review of anti-smacking legislation which found no evidence parents were being subjected to "unnecessary state intervention" for lightly smacking their children confirms the law change was a positive step, the Families Commission says.

Report Finds No Evidence Of Needlessly Prosecutions For Smacking

Report Finds No Evidence Of Needlessly Prosecutions For Smacking
Wellington, Nov 11 NZPA - A review of anti-smacking legislation has found no evidence parents are being subjected to "unnecessary state intervention" for lightly smacking their children.

Minister Asks For Consultation On School Closure

Minister Asks For Consultation On School Closure
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley has asked for consultation to begin on the closure of a dilapidated South Auckland school.

Minister Waiting For Education Ministry Report On School

Minister Waiting For Education Ministry Report On School
Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - The Education Ministry is urgently looking into conditions at a dilapidated and unsafe school in south Auckland, says Education Minister Anne Tolley.

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.

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

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.

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