One in five Kiwis mentally ill

Christchurch Press 20 Sep 06 One in five New Zealanders and nearly one in three Maori will suffer a mental health disorder in any one year, a major new survey …

CYF takes more than 250 babies

Christchurch Press 20 Sep 06 Over 250 babies have been taken into Child, Youth and Family (CYF) care in the past year – a massive increase in the number of …

Wax Works for bullied girls

Sydney Morning Herald 17 Sep 06 Schoolyard taunts about hairy legs, “mono brows” and acne are leading girls as young as eight to beauty salons wanting facials and bikini waxes. The …

Valued teens less anti-social

The Age, Australia 15 Sep 06 Teenagers who use drugs, binge drink and have underage sex will change their wild ways if they feel safe and valued at school, a …

Halve number of pokie machines, says economist

NZ Herald 15 Sep 06 An Australian author who has probed the links between the “pokie” industry and the state says Australia and New Zealand should halve their numbers of poker machines. …