Real life boring for TV children

NZ Herald September 05, 2007 Children who watch too much television could be overstimulating their brains, think real life is boring in comparison, and be missing out on activities such …

Call for 13 months paid parental leave

Tuesday August 28, 2007 The Families Commission is calling for paid parental leave payments to be increased, and for the leave to be longer and easier to get. The Government …

Daughter’s divorce of mum overturned

Sunday Star Times 2 September 2007 A highly controlling mother whose daughter effectively divorced her through the court system has won back guardianship through a High Court appeal, in which …

Growing demand for food parcels

The Press | Wednesday, 15 August 2007 More people are relying on food parcels as the cost of eating starts to bite, charity workers say. Nelson Salvation Army community ministries …

Agreement on affordable homes proves elusive

NZ Herald August 24, 2007 New Zealand has an affordable housing issue which will have long-term negative social consequences for the country, a parliamentary committee heard yesterday, but opinions are …

Why women are better at shopping than men

UK Telegraph 22 August 2007 Men who hate supermarket shopping now have the ultimate excuse to leave it to their mothers, wives or girlfriends. Today, a scientific study says that over …