City’s poor are ‘drowning’ in it

Manukau Courier 07 Sep 06 Many of south Auckland’s poorest suburbs are “drowning” in too many liquor outlets, a Papatoetoe Community Board member says. Toa Greening, who is also secretary …

Depression Linked to Risky Teen Sex

By AFA Journal 06 Sep 06 (AgapePress) – Adolescents who experience increased levels of depression are more likely to participate in risky sexual practices, according to a recent study. Published …

Child abuse swamps police

Dominion Post 06 Sep 06 Hundreds of child abuse cases are languishing unallocated nationwide, with swamped detectives unable to cope with the increasing workload. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3787687a10,00.html And in Australia… 900 child protection …

No nudes good news for beach towns

The Age (Australia) 5 Sep 06 Naked sunbathers may be forced to get dressed as some Victorian beach communities lead a backlash against nudist hot spots. http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/no-nudes-good-news-for-beach-towns/2006/09/04/1157222070827.html

School religion advice ditched

The Press 04 Sep 06 Proposed guidelines for teaching religion in state schools have been ditched after opponents including Anglican bishops criticised them as unfair and inconsistent http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3785647a11,00.html

Parents See Internet as Greatest Media Risk

AFA Journal 01 Sep 06 A recent survey of parents revealed that the Internet is feared as posing the greatest risk to their children, ages 11-16, even while those same …

California Elementary Makes Gender Optional

Citizenlink.org 31 Aug 06 School encourages students to question being a boy or girl. An elementary school in California has installed a gender-neutral bathroom and is encouraging boys to play …