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Weekly Media Roundup

February 05, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Boxer Floyd Mayweather denied entry to Australia over family violence convictions:

World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather has been blocked from entering Australia over his history of violence towards women, ending plans for a two-day promotional tour due to begin on Thursday.



Superbowl ad highlights hidden nature of domestic violence:

(CNN)On a night that's all about flash and high-octane excitement, the commercial stood out for its starkness, both in tone and topic. On Super Bowl Sunday, No More, an anti-domestic violence campaign, teamed up with the NFL's ad group for a haunting 60-second reminder of the barriers to even talking about violence in the home.


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Robert Ellis Trial: Wife breaks down as graphic details are revealed:

The wife of a New Zealander whose body was dumped next to a Bali rice field sobbed as prosecutors graphically outlined how she plotted to have her cheating husband killed.



NZ's Justice Lowell Goddard to head UK sex abuse inquiry:

A New Zealand high court judge has been appointed the head of an inquiry into historic sexual abuse of children in the United Kingdom.

British Home Secretary Theresa May announced Justice Lowell Goddard had been chosen from 150 candidates to head the inquiry following the resignations of two previous holders of the post.



Advocate says laws not aiding violence victims in Tonga:

A women's group in Tonga says 80 percent of domestic violence victims are going back into a violent environment.



Police launch investigation into baby's death in Taranaki:

The death of a baby girl in Taranaki today may have been been a tragic accident caused by a falling household object.

An investigation was launched into the death of the 4-month-old girl after police and ambulance services were called to a house in central Hawera shortly after 12pm.



Son charged with murder of Stratford's Gwen Blake:

A Taranaki man charged with the murder of his mother has been remanded in custody.

David Blake, 47, appeared in the New Plymouth District Court today after being arrested during the weekend following the death of Gwen Blake, 71, in Stratford on Friday night.




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