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Weekly Media Roundup

December 04, 2014 at 11:16 AM

It was very sad news last week to hear of a fatal stabbing on Auckland's North Shore. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Heidi Welman Scott who was killed by her ex-partner. Her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend were also seriously injured in the attack. Our thoughts are also with the Police and all of the professionals working on the case and with the family. 

Triple stabbing: Man charged with murder:

The man who was the subject of a manhunt after a triple stabbing on Auckland's North Shore this morning has been charged with murder.

Brent Scott, 45, was this evening charged with one count of murder and two of attempted murder.

He would appear in North Shore District Court tomorrow morning, police said.


See also:

Stabbing on Auckland's North Shore

Death Adds poignancy to march


Anti-violence network applauds indigenous best practice:

An anti-violence network is celebrating the publication of two indigenous best practice manuals for the delivery of Māori men’s stopping violence programmes.

The Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, is endorsing the manuals – ‘Kia Rangatira Te Mahi’ and ‘He Tapu Te Tinana’ – at a function hosted by the National Network of Stopping Violence, Te Kupenga, in Wellington today (Wednesday 3 December 2014 from 11.30 am).



Court Process 'traumatic' for victims of family violence - Justice Minister:

The new Justice Minister says addressing how family violence victims are dealt with by the courts is a priority for her.

Amy Adams says they need to look closely at protection orders, which are often breached, and she says some changes are likely.


see also:

Domestic violence laws likely to change - Minister


Child poverty declines but inequality still high:

Prime Minister John Key has reacted to today's report on child poverty, saying it show the numbers were "at least trending in the right direction, there's a reduction".

Child poverty rates overall have declined slightly, but Maori and Pacific children are suffering disproportionately, according to the Child Poverty Monitor.


New Zealand's Women's Minister thinks beauty pageants are great for girls:

She might be New Zealand's new minister for women but don't call Louise Upston a feminist.

The Taupo MP is under fire for singing the praises of beauty pageants, which she says give contestants confidence.



Actions speak louder than words on domestic violence:

Chester Borrows: Today, like most others, I am wearing a white ribbon. It denotes support for a campaign against domestic violence, but particularly violence against women.



NZ's Latin Americans tackle family violence:

Domestic violence has become a problem within the Latin American community, made worse by cultural barriers. The Auckland Latin American Community Inc, a group that offers social services and cultural support for migrants and refugees from Latin America, found that a culture of silence and the inability to speak English is preventing Latin American women from seeking help.



I work as a men's behavioural change practitioner:

I've been working as a men's behavioural change practitioner with a community service provider since March this year, but I've worked for women's health organisations specialising in family violence for the past 15 years. Most of my work in this area has been through intervention, which basically means that I work at the response end. 


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