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 …

Children’s fears linked to media

The Press 28 Sep 06 A Christchurch child mental health expert is calling for news media to be more sensitive when reporting traumatic events amid fears children are frightened by some …

Primary teachers say we’re at risk too

Dominion Post 28 Sep 06 Children as young as five with severe behavioural problems are committing extreme violence against primary teachers and other pupils, teachers say. Other young kids with …