Weekly Media Roundup

November 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Exhibition opens doors:

WAVES Trust has launched its Behind Closed Doors Exhibition at Waitakere Central Library.



Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world:

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " New York City's legal counsel said Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day " a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.



Mt Wellington murder accused loses name suppression:

A man accused of killing a woman in their Auckland home can now be named. Jiwan Ram, 63, appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning charged with the murder of 47-year-old Bimla Wati.



Police dig heels in for anti-violence work:

A group of Wellington police staff have found that the art of walking in high heels is harder than it looks.


Amnesty International campaigns for end to domestic violence:

Amnesty International will be making a donation of over $500 to Aviva (formerly known as Women’s Refuge Christchurch) at the conclusion of Tuesday’s inner city march against domestic violence.



Domestic violence problem bigger than Sky Tower:

SKYCITY’s Sky Tower in Auckland will be lit up in white on Monday evening Nov 25th at 10pm, on the eve of White Ribbon Day. The anti-domestic violence network SAFTINET (Safer Auckland Families Through Intervention Network) and the White Ribbon Campaign are behind this initiative to call attention to the message that violence against women is unacceptable.



Rabbitoh Walker charged with domestic abuse:

Another South Sydney player, Melbourne recruit Cody Walker, has been charged with domestic assault on the the eve of White Ribbon Day celebrations.



Editorial: NZ's domestic violence stats are sickening:

One in three women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. This is one statistic that scares me. As a woman, I look at my circle of friends and if this statistic is correct some of them would be subject to some form of domestic abuse and quite frankly that makes me sick.



Services make anti-violence pledge:

Hawke's Bay police, firefighters and St John Ambulance officers have taken a united stance by taking a special pledge.

The Fire Service and St John Ambulance crews have agreed to put their names to the White Ribbon campaign - to show their support for reducing family violence in the community and violence against women.



Union appeals Adrian Peterson's suspension:

The NFL players' union appealed the league's suspension of star running back Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.


Teens told to walk away from violence:

The Patriots motorcycle gang cruised through Timaru last week, spreading the message of why domestic abuse is wrong. It is a gang made up of mainly of former New Zealand Defence Force personnel and police.


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