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Weekly Media Roundup

August 21, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Catriona MacLennan: Bid to cut family violence needs cash backing:

Congratulations to Justice Minister Amy Adams for making combating family violence her top priority. That's what's needed if New Zealand is to end the scourge of having the highest reported rate of intimate partner violence in the developed world.

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Rise in number of homeless pregnant women:

Social workers and volunteers in Auckland say more and more homeless pregnant women are asking for help - some with nowhere to live just weeks before they are due to give birth.

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Figures on child abuse and neglect in Malborough revealed:

More than 1000 reports of family violence and abuse have been made to Child, Youth and Family in Marlborough in the past year. 

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New Zealand answers call for help:

New Zealanders have had a hand in answering a long and loud call for help through the launch of a new family and sexual violence hotline in Papua New Guinea. It is the first service of its kind to be offered nationally on a toll-free basis, providing immediate support to survivors and their families.

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Edgecumbe pair edge out competition - Eastern BoP song Quest:

The 'Yeah, Nah It's Not Ok' Eastern Bay of Plenty song quest was bigger than ever in 2015 and the community turned out on Saturday 8 August to enjoy the music and take a stance against violence.

The song quest featured some of the Eastern Bay of Plenty’s most talented young adults (13 to 19 year-olds) who wrote and performed original songs with a positive anti-violence message.

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Seminar targets rural violence:

Rural Women New Zealand is partnering with the Sophie Elliott Foundation and the It's Not OK campaign to present a series of Safe Relationship seminars in rural communities.

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Deported killer unsupervised, living with children:

A murderer who was recently deported to New Zealand is living unsupervised and without monitoring at a home with several children.

Police have been unable to tell the concerned father of one of the children any details about the killer's past because of privacy constraints.

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Home violence going unreported:

Victims know their offenders in a large proportion of acts intended to cause injury committed in Hawke's Bay and a local sergeant says those relationships can make it difficult for victims to approach police.

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Time to get tough on home violence:

A Northland mother-of-two subjected to a torrent of physical abuse by her partner has called on the judiciary to treat cases of domestic violence seriously by imposing stiffer sentences.

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Migrant women face growing threat of domestic violence from extremist partners:

Migrant women are facing the growing threat of violence from partners with links to extremist groups.

Shakti, a group offering support and advocacy to Middle Eastern, Asian and African women suffering domestic violence, began noticing the chilling trend last year.

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Schools not resourced for violent kids:

A new survey of primary schools in Northland shows more than half feel they are not equipped to deal with growing numbers of disturbed and violent children.

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