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Referendum debate on Campbell Live

July 30, 2009

John Campbell ran a heated but civil discussion on the referendum tonight, with Anton Blank (Te Kahui Mana Ririki) and Murray Edridge (Barnardos) representing The Yes Vote pitted against Sheryll Saville and Bob McCoskrie speaking for the Vote No lobby.

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Anton Blank: Smacking and other violence against children needs to be eradicated

June 18, 2009

Anton Blank, director of Te Kahui Mana Ririki, appeared on TV1 yesterday and spoke with great clarity about the child discipline issue and child abuse.  Anton argues that there are no quick fixes, and it will take generations of sustained effort to realise significant change.

Smacking is just another form of violence against children that sits on a continuum of violent behaviours that includes maiming and killing our children, and all those behaviours need to be eradicated.

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