Greg O’Connor from the Police Association loses no opportunity to promote general arming of the Police (NZ Herald, 8 October) but a firearm would not have prevented last week’s stabbing of a constable near the Savage Memorial. The Police themselves say there was no indication the offender would become violent, that he “certainly wasn’t aggressive
TPPA – Good for whom?
The Human Rights Foundation is calling for a review, involving all parties, of the Family Court processes for protecting children and women. HRF Chair Peter Hosking says today’s Newsroom report is another wake-up call for the authorities. “HRF lawyers practicing in the Family Court report similar incidents”, he says. “The Family Court has failed to
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United Nations International Day of Peace 21 September 2013 ‘Education for Peace’ gathering, St Heliers Community Centre Organised by the Universal Peace Federation; the Peace Foundation; and the United Nations Association of NZ ‘Commemorating Peace: A Human Rights Perspective’ Tim McBride Auckland Human Rights Lawyer, Author, and Commentator Deputy-Chairperson,
In 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the vote – despite claims that families would be abandoned and the economy destroyed. Kate Sheppard, leading light of the suffrage movement, was vindicated when 65% of New Zealand women took the chance to vote in their first general election. Born in Liverpool
The last gift from David Shearer to the National Party was his resignation, which has happily diverted the media into weeks of speculation about his successor. In the process, this has taken the heat off Prime Minister John Key over the GCSB. Yesterday though, the rogue behaviour of the GCSB returned to haunt National, as