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March 28, 2024 at 12:50 PM

RNZ: Arrests made after Lower Hutt siblings hospitalised with severe injuries

Warning: This story contains details of abuse.

Two people have been charged after an investigation into injuries that left two Lower Hutt siblings in hospital for two weeks.

It comes after a person with information came forward to police.

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Stuff: Stokes Valley: How did two children sustain horrific injuries?

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RNZ: Injured siblings investigation: Questions remain over Oranga Tamariki involvement

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Stuff: Further 3 month wait for survivors of abuse in state and faith based care

  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care given three month extension for full and final report.
  • Survivor advocate says that will be frustrating but necessary for a complete and thorough report.
  • Internal affairs minister has asked the commission to submit recommendations by the end of May.

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NZ Herald: Sexting: Experts on whether abstinence-only text sex education is enough

Everyone’s heard the stories.

The lore passed in women’s bathrooms of friends’ cousins’ exes trying to exact revenge by sharing their nude images without consent.

People made pariahs in a gendered economy where women shoulder most of the social cost for those who illegally distribute their intimate photos online.

Although it is never the victim’s fault, and those responsible can be charged with criminal offending, education surrounding sexting largely echoes the approach 1960s health classes took to intercourse before marriage. Don’t do it.

But as today’s teens grow up in an age of social media apps like TikTok and SnapChat, ignoring online sexual activity is no longer an option.

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Re: This film is the most realistic portrayal of sexual violence I’ve seen

Content warning: This entire article explicitly discusses rape and sexual violence, and includes spoilers for the film ‘How To Have Sex’. 

Finding out a movie is about sexual violence usually puts me off from watching it. 

I’ve seen too many shit depictions of assault on screen, where the content is unnecessarily graphic or feels very unrealistic. 

How To Have Sex showed me the most realistic portrayal of sexual violence I’ve ever seen in a film and I can’t stop thinking about it. 

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Stuff: Breaking Silence: Police detective’s story of trauma

Police detective Jaime-Leigh overcame a traumatic childhood.

She wants her story to inspire others that a person’s past doesn’t have to define their future.

Breaking Silence is an eight part documentary series exploring the many faces of domestic violence.

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