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Weekly Media Round up

June 24, 2016 at 9:27 AM

NZCCSS Vulnerability Report Highlights Pressure on Community:

Social Service Providers Aotearoa shares the concerns of the NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) that the community-based social services sector is under pressure.

“The Council’s Vulnerability Report highlights the complex problems many families are facing. Increasingly, those families are turning to community agencies for help.” says SSPA National Manager Brenda Pilott.


Read the NZCCSS Vulnerability Report here...

Former All Black Byron Kelleher arrested in France for domestic violence - report:

Former All Black halfback Byron Kelleher has been arrested for "destruction and domestic violence" according to French reports.

The newspaper L'equippe is reporting that Toulouse police arrested Kelleher drunk in the streets. Reports said he vandalised a door and attacked a woman he was with.

The public television channel France 3 alleged the woman refused to complain to police "for fear of reprisals".



Pacific leaders share solutions to prevent family violence:

Pacific leaders from churches and social services around New Zealand came together for the first time at the Pasefika Proud National Pacific Leaders Fono, hosted by the Ministry of Social Development, to find solutions to end family violence in Pacific families.

The Pasefika Proud tagline ‘Our Families, Our People, Our Responsibility’ was at the forefront throughout the Fono, held in Auckland on June 20-21.



Richard Moore: Mismanaged NZ is no paradise:

After moving to New Zealand 12 years ago I heard a lot from locals about what a great place it was to raise kids.

But, as I took my children to school, I saw huge numbers of kids heading to class without shoes - in the middle of winter.

That was a shock. Couldn't their parents afford shoes, I wondered?



Fiji chief takes stand against violence:

A Fijian paramount chief has made a commitment to end violence against women in his province, saying the law and human rights overide tradition and culture.



Kahui twins' 10-year anniversary shows more work needed on child abuse:

A decade is a long time.

Most of New Zealand, however, will remember the deaths of the Kahui twins as if they were yesterday.

The case, and the subsequent murder trial of father Chris Kahui, were high profile and laid bare the country's terrible record of child abuse.



Abuse rates rising - child killed in New Zealand every five weeks:

Christine Rankin says abuse has escalated and prevention should be the focus.

See the video here...


Domestic abuse guidelines nothing new: women's refuge:

Health professionals already were and still are vital in the identification of potential family violence victims, the Women's Refuge chief executive says. 

Ang Jury said the process released by health minister Dr Jonathan Coleman was merely a revised version of a "good document".

On Thursday Coleman released guidelines for health professionals, detailing a six-step process to guide them when confronted with suspected family violence cases.










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