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Weekly Media Roundup

July 01, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Family Violence Increasing: Report:

A new report suggests police are struggling to cope with an increasing tide of family violence. Police were dealing with more family violence but fewer cases were being resolved, New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) research fellow Pauline Gulliver said.

Police conducted 101,981 family violence investigations in 2014, compared with 73,280 in 2008. In only 37 per cent of investigations was an offence recorded, down from 47 percent in 2008.


See also:

Family Violence a Shared Responsibility... TV3 News

Family Violence Figures Paint a Very Grim Picture... TVNZ


Cyber Law to protect against 'vicious' bullying:

Parliament has passed a new bill that will make it a criminal offence to send harmful messages or post damaging images or comments online. The wide-reaching law is designed to crack down on cyber-bullying, with serious offences attracting up to two years in jail or fines of up to $50,000.



Dancing with the Stars competitor Teuila Blakely reveals domestic abuse ordeal:

Teuila Blakely says she has been kicked in the head and dragged down the hallway by her hair by abusive ex-partners.

The Dancing With the Stars competitor says she was battered so badly in one attack her jaw remains out of alignment. She said her injury serves as "a constant reminder of one of the lowest points of my life".



Ex-boyfriend's chilling threat: I can break every bone in your neck:

"The average police response time is four minutes. Do you know what I can do to you in four minutes? I can break every bone in your neck."

Liam Michael Udy's girlfriend was in the middle of Googling the Whanganui Police Station's phone number when Udy uttered the threat.



India recalls High Commissioner following assault allegations:

India has recalled its High Commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar, and will investigate the allegation of assault levelled against his wife, Sharmila, by a member of the couple’s domestic staff. The External Affairs Ministry said here on Saturday that Mr. Thapar had been posted to headquarters here.



A Call to Men event in Huntly targets family violence:

A campaign fighting for men to take a stand on family violence is being held in Huntly this weekend.

"A Call To Men" is a three-day event run by the "It's Not OK" national campaign, focusing on men raising family violence awareness in the community.



Tonga's King and Privy Council say "no" to CEDAW:

The Tonga Privy Council says the Government's plan to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women is unconstitutional.


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