Scrap school religion guidelines – Nats

NZPA 24 Aug 06 The National Party is calling on the Education Ministry to scrap its new guidelines on religion in schools, after principals said they were unworkable. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3775175a11,00.html

Teachers may strike over safety in class

Christchurch Press 24 Aug 06 Teachers worried about safety in the classroom might strike if they do not feel schools are supporting them, a union says. The Post-Primary Teachers’ Association …

Cosby calls to absent fathers

‘Claim your children,’ entertainer says in visit Baltimore Sun 23 Aug 06 During a daylong visit to Baltimore yesterday, Bill Cosby urged fathers to help raise their kids, stressed the …

Prayers, karakia at school could be illegal

NZPA 23 Aug 06 State schools will soon receive a new set of guidelines on religion, including a warning that prayers or Christian karakia in primary schools are illegal in …

Child’s play a hazard as injuries soar

Sydney Morning Herald 23 Aug 06 The promise of fewer playground injuries has not been delivered with the introduction of safer play equipment, and experts are at a loss to …

Beyer to withdraw transgender rights bill

NZ Herald 23 Aug 06 Labour MP Georgina Beyer will withdraw a bill aimed at protecting the rights of transgender individuals after a legal opinion suggesting they are already legally …

Clarity sought on religion in schools

NZ Herald 22 Aug 06 A select committee is to be briefed about religion in schools, amid concern that the issue might be getting “muddied”. The briefing was sparked by …

Domestic violence goes both ways, study finds

NZ Herald 19 Aug 06 Where only one partner in a relationship is violent, it is more likely to be the woman, University of Otago researchers have found. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10396934

Teenager builds life of crime

He’s 16 and has 60 charges for theft and assault, and the Children’s Commissioner believes harsh sentences are not effective for young criminals like him. Despite numerous stays in Child, …