Fatherless babies in fertility revolution

Sunday Telegraph 10 Dec 06 A child’s need for a father will no longer be a consideration when a woman seeks fertility treatment, ministers will say this week. The move …

Website to ‘shame’ absent parents

BBC 09 Dec 06 Ministers are planning to publish on the internet the names of absent parents who refuse to pay maintenance for their children. Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton …

Scales weigh heavily on teenage minds

Sydney Morning Herald 8 Dec 06 DOCTORS have been warned not to urge teenage girls to weigh themselves, after a study revealed adolescents who regularly stepped on the scales were …

Be a green Kiwi – have fewer kids

Christchurch Press 08 Dec 06 Kiwi families should consider limiting the number of children they have to reduce environmental damage from our affluent lifestyles, say green advocates. Lobby group Sustainable …

Crime rate up 6.9pc in past year

NZPA 02 Oct 06 New Zealand’s crime rate increased by almost 7 per cent in the year to the end of June with a 10 per cent increase in violent crime, …

Pizza company’s condom campaign

Newstalk ZB 2 Nov 06 Lobby group Family First believes the Advertising Standards Authority will be receiving plenty of complaints about Hell Pizza’s latest advertising campaign. The company has been …