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Weekly Media Roundup

November 13, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Schools eye special bags for phone evidence:

Schools are looking into new technology that stops teenagers deleting sexual images from their phones.

The move comes as schools are increasingly concerned about students' ability to remotely delete explicit images that could be used as evidence in cases of sexual misconduct.

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Dad's anguish as Police stay tight lipped on baby's death:

Corey Neligan has spent many sleepless nights drinking heavily as he ponders how his baby was killed.

The 24-year-old is angry that detectives investigating the homicide in Canterbury have not been in touch with him for more than a month.

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Woman ran for her life from Mother-in-Law:

A bleeding woman desperately ran for help as her mother-in-law pursued her down the road after the older woman allegedly stabbed her husband to death, a court has heard.

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Indian men admit high family violence rates:

Six out of 10 Indian men admit they have acted violently against their wives or girlfriends, with those facing financial difficulties more likely to carry out abuse, a study shows.

Some 52 percent of women surveyed across the country reported suffering some form of physical, emotional or sexual violence in their lifetime, including being kicked, hit, choked and burned, the study, released on Monday, said


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Maori over-represented in abuse stats:

An independent inquiry has found child abuse and family violence amongst Maori is costing the country up to $3.4 billion.

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Crime rate continue to fall against BPS targets:

The Justice Sector has continued to make progress against its Better Public Service targets with further decreases to the total crime rate and youth crime in the latest quarter, Justice Minister Amy Adams said today.

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PNG Failing to record domestic violence cases:

A hospital administrator in Papua New Guinea's Jiwaka Province, says Papua New Guinea's health recording system is failing to register the prevalence of domestic violence cases in the country.

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NZ Rugby Players join anti-violence campaign:

Seven New Zealand rugby players are taking part in a programme this weekend that aims to prevent domestic violence.

The players will be in Vanuatu to give their support as role models to the Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP).

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Anti-violence campaign not a good look, say councillors:

Comments from two district councillors that billboards against domestic violence should be hidden from tourists have stunned a family violence campaigner.

The suggestion was made during a Horowhenua District Council meeting this week by Foxton councillor Michael Feyen and Shannon's Ross Campbell.

It left Horowhenua Abuse Liaison Team event co-ordinator Stephanie Cook wondering if the men understood the purpose of the signs.

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