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Weekly Media Roundup

April 23, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Livingstone Inquest:

There has been a lot of media interest in the coronial inquest into the deaths of Bradley and Ella Livingstone, who were shot by their father, Edward Livingstone. Below is a selection of articles related to this case. 

Deaths force changes to Policing... NZ Herald

Livingstone Inquest: Police handling queried... NZ Herald

Women's Refuge calls for overhaul of protection orders... Radio New Zealand

Man hid information from psychiatrist before killing children... Radio New Zealand

Coroner's probe: Why did Edward Livingstone kill his children?... Stuff


Father's role linked to child behaviour:

The Pacific Islands Families Study of 1200 Pasifika children, from birth, in south Auckland has found that, by the age of six, a third of them had clinical or borderline behavioural problems ranging from being withdrawn, anxious or depressed to hitting other children.

The lead researcher, El-Shadan Tautolo from AUT University, said there was a significant link between the father's involvement and their child's behaviour.

"If the dads are highly involved, you are really unlikely to have any sort of child behaviour issues.



Women's Refuge hits out at Wicked Campers' 'family violence' slogans:

Controversial campervan company Wicked Campers has raised the ire of Women's Refuge, who says misogynistic slogans painted on their vehicles have to stop.

NZ Women's Refuge CEO Ang Jury said many of the slogans normalise violence toward women, and they want them gone.



Law students contribute to international research project:

Students from Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law are contributing to a Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government research project which is evaluating the status of violence against women.

Law schools from around the world have been approached by the Harvard team to research the perspective of individual countries on violence against women.



Campaign tackles myth of women 'asking for it' through clothing, behaviour:

"What was I wearing when I was raped? My pyjamas."

Rachel*, is in her late twenties and was raped by a former partner.

"My relationship had broken down and my ex-partner showed up outside my house late at night, drunk and shouting," she says.

"I got asked: Why did I open the door? Why did I let this person in? - you've got someone shouting outside your door and you don't want to piss off your neighbours.

"The answer always seems to be not to get raped rather than not to rape someone.


David Blake pleads guilty to murdering his mother:

David Blake has pleaded guilty to murdering his mother, despite his lawyer saying he has no memory of the incident.

Blake, 47, appeared before Justice Paul Heath on Monday and pleaded guilty to killing Gwen Blake, 71, at her Stratford, Taranaki, home on January 30.



Man in court over Papatoetoe stabbing murder:

A man accused of stabbing a woman to death at the South Auckland home they shared has made a brief court appearance

The man in his 30s, charged with murder, appeared in Manukau District Court this afternoon, where he was granted interim name suppression.

He also faces a charge of resisting police on the same evening.



Friends mourn cop who comforted families in times of tragedy:

The top police officer who provided support to the families of those killed in the Pike River tragedy was discovered dead in an Auckland hotel room.

Inspector Brigitte Nimmo started her career as a successful lawyer and held a number of senior positions at police national headquarters since joining the organisation in 1999, most recently in charge of all family violence cases and policy development.



Love letters from abusive partners to their battered women:

After Raquel's boyfriend assaulted her, he wrote her a pleading, apologetic letter promising it was the last time.

"I swear it will never happen again. You are the love of my life. FORGIVE ME," he said.

After receiving the letter - a forlorn, earnest paragraph scrawled in print across a sheet of notepaper - Raquel decided to take him back.

Five weeks later, he beat her to death.

The case is one of 25 published in a new book in Peru, Don't Die for Me, a collection of love letters, emails and text messages from abusive partners to their battered women, accompanied by the story of what happened next.



Taupo murder: Stand up against domestic violence - Shine:

An anti-violence group has called for the country to take a lasting stand against domestic abuse following the killing of a Taupo mother.

A post-mortem examination was done in Auckland yesterday to establish the cause of death of 47-year-old Katrina Rose Drummond, whose body was found in a bedroom in her Taupo home on Tuesday afternoon.

Her former husband, Martin Cranswick Schofield, has been charged with her murder and is to reappear in court next month.



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