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Weekly Media Roundup

April 09, 2015 at 8:51 AM

John Beckenridge and stepson Mike Zhao Beckenridge may have left NZ:

Police are not ruling out that a man who vanished with his stepson last month could have left the country.

John Beckenridge and his stepson Mike Zhao-Beckenridge are the subject of a missing persons' search after Mike, 11, disappeared from school in Invercargill on March 13.

The youngster is believed to be with his 64-year-old stepfather, who was unhappy with a Family Court decision that allowed the boy and his mother to move to Invercargill about a month ago.



Roast Busters police officer speaks out against treatment:

A police officer criticised in an independent report on the handling of the Roast Busters case has criticised the police management's response to the inquiry.

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Boiling oil thrown in domestic dispute:

A man whose partner threw hot oil on him during a dispute is trying to "rebuild their family and move forward". 

Tammylee Ada Ngaronoa Rapana, 25, appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday, and admitted throwing boiling cooking oil over her partner in a post-party argument at their home in Burnham, near Christchurch. She was not granted name suppression.



Red my lips: Kiwi women don red lipstick to fight victim blaming:

Kiwi women are slapping on the red lippie this month - but it's not for beauty purposes.

The goal? To stop victim-blaming in sexual violence cases.

The move is part of a social media campaign called Red My Lips, which has seen women around the world sport red lipstick in support and share their photos online. 


Bikers ride out against domestic violence:

Every 6 minutes the New Zealand Police answer a domestic abuse callout. Every 5 weeks, a New Zealand child is killed by a family member.

Ride Against Child Violence, a motorcycle procession for a cause, will zoom across Auckland’s northern and southern motorways on Sunday 12 April at 12 noon to raise awareness about the effects of domestic violence on children and raise funds for charity Shine.



Fiji Police accused of inaction over domestic violence:

The Coordinator of the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre says the domestic violence allegedly committed in two separate cases at the weekend is a stark reminder that legislation needs to be enforced.


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Sexual assaults up 44% in Southern Districts:

The Southern district is safe despite a 44 per cent increase in sexual assaults last year, police say.

The number of sexual assaults and related offences rose to 355 last year from 246 in 2013, according to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand.



CYF Panel too focused on money - advocates:

Child advocacy groups are criticising an overhaul of Child, Youth and Family for being too focused on money and not children.


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