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.
View the video.
July 29, 2009
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July 29, 2009
Sue Bradford and Deborah Morris-Travers explain why it’s important to vote YES in the referendum.
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July 26, 2009
TVNZ6 Kidzone host Kayne Peters talks about the referendum on video:
There should be programmes and models … for parents and adults to show them how to discipline our tamariki, our children in a good and healthy way.
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June 17, 2009
For your viewing pleasure, we present the following light-hearted look at the passage and implications of the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Act 2007.
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Note that this video was posted to YouTube in March 2008 as a university project well before a date was set for the referendum by a student, and contains a couple of inaccuracies:
- The Timaru lady didn’t use a horsewhip, it was a riding crop, which is an implement used for whipping horses. Just to be clear – we wouldn’t want people to think that we were exaggerating the facts.
- You don’t need to worry about going to jail for lightly smacking your own child; no-one has been sent to jail for that. On the other hand, if you smack your wife or your boss – watch out, there’s a future for you at Paremoremo.
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June 10, 2009
TVNZ has posted Laila Harre’s reaction to the Jimmy Mason case on their web site.
The law is being used to bring people to account for child assault. Under the previous law, parents could use the defence of “reasonable force” to correct the child. Juries were often convinced that quite vicious attacks on children were reasonable force. We needed change the law to protect children from being punched in the face. We’ve done that, a jury has convicted.
The judge will now have an opportunity to consider a sentence; the judge has indicated that he’s likely to get a non-custodial sentence. He won’t be sent to prison, he’ll be sent to some kind of anger management class, and that’s exactly what this guy needs. He needs advice on parenting without using physical discipline. I think that this case is a timely reminder – it used to be acceptable to do this sort of thing, and it no longer is.
Watch the video!
March 31, 2009
Parenting for a Peaceful World
Robin Grille, author of “Parenting for a Peaceful World”, and also “Heart to Heart Parenting” shares some profound information about children and parenting practices around the world and throughout history. Narrated by Aja Swafford, created by Jacob Devaney for www.culturecollective.org, and written by Robin Grille.
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