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April 30, 2015 at 8:41 AM

Lomely Planet to remove Wicked Campers from NZ Guidebook:

The world's largest travel book publisher will remove controversial campervan hire company Wicked Campers from its New Zealand and Australian guidebooks.

Lonely Planet announced on Twitter last Wednesday it would remove Wicked Campers from the 18th edition of its Australia guide. A spokesperson confirmed Lonely Planet was also removing the Brisbane-based company from the upcoming Lonely Planet New Zealand book because of its vans' "offensive slogans".

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They brought home the violence:

THE link between war and ongoing domestic violence hit hard at Tolaga Bay’s Anzac Day service.  The East Coast community used this dual theme during their service to symbolise opposition to violence “in any way, shape or form — and beginning in our own homes”, Tolaga Bay Anzac Day committee chairman Victor Walker said.

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Domestic abuse: 'the idea that you can get away':

In the wake of the Livingstone case, a woman who was brutally abused by her ex-husband said her biggest concern is that police don't take into account cultural barriers and scars they can't see before they take a protection order breach seriously.

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Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China:

BEIJING (AP) " A woman who was sentenced to death in China after being convicted of murdering her abusive husband received Friday a two-year reprieve, which could become a life sentence with a possibility of parole.

The reprieve is part of new guidelines on domestic violence cases that include recommendations for sentencing victims who commit crimes against their abuser.

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Nelson Women's Refuge faces financial crisis:

The Nelson Women's and Children's Refuge is under "extreme financial hardship" and has called on the Nelson community to help it to get through winter.

Nelson Women's Refuge manager Katie O'Donnell said the service had a gap in funding and needed to raise at least $80,000 to get it through to its next allotment of funding from the Ministry of Social Development.

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