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Judgment: Pora (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent)

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:15:43 +1300 | Privy Council

Susan Burdett was raped and murdered in her home in March 1992. In May 1994 Teina Pora (“the Appellant”) was convicted of the rape and murder of Ms Burdett and the aggravated burglary of her home. In 1999 the New Zealand Court of Appeal quashed ...More >>

Justice for Teina Pora long overdue

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:14:14 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Privy Council’s decision to quash Teina Pora’s convictions for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett could be the final chapter in a case that should have been closed years ago, Labour’s Justice Spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.More >>

Employers be valuable in domestic violence response

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:23:27 +1300 | National Council of Women of NZ

This International Women’s Day, the National Council of Women of New Zealand is encouraging employers to take more action to progress gender equality and take a stand against domestic violence.More >>

More ACC support to help address sexual violence

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:25:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye welcomes ACC’s new support package for people who’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault. “It’s clear to me ACC has listened to feedback from clients, families, counsellors and others, and their input is reflected in the ...More >>

ACC launches new recovery service for clients

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:13:37 +1300 | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC is formally launching its new Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims or ISSC. The service has been underway since November 2014 and provides people who have experienced sexual violence with safe and flexible access to a range of support, assessment and ...More >>

Research into students’ mental health in Karachi

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:41:11 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A PhD student at the University of Canterbury is investigating factors impacting on university students’ mental health in Karachi, Pakistan. More >>

New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide prevention

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:25:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent and respond to suicide. More >>

More one on one time for mental health patients

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:14:16 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health More one on one time for mental health patients More >>

Five Fears Preventing Continuous Improvement : J. Ahlström

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:21:21 +1300 | Joakim Ahlstrom

Do you have the courage to confront your fears? 1. Fear of power loss 2. Fear of regret 3. Fear of losing face 4. Fear of falling behind 5. Fear of losing friends More >>

Pokie expenditure up in last quarter of 2014

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:52:48 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

More money was spent on pub and club pokies in the last three months of 2014 compared with the previous quarter ended September 2014, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs.More >>

Children and young people deaths reduced by half since 1980

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:55:02 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The number of children and young people who die in New Zealand each year has more than halved since 1980, a new report shows. More >>

Writers Invited to Enter Mind Body Spirit Awards

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:57:58 +1300 | Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust

Writers working in the mind, body and spirit genre have just over one month to go to enter their unpublished manuscript to the 2015 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Awards.More >>

Fifty Shades of Sexual Incompatibility

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:24:24 +1300 | End The Problem

Fantasies are important because they bring excitement and a hormonal response which is fine if both partners are on a level playing field sexually, but quite often the skill levels and/or desires are different. In other words, the male is (or isn't) ...More >>

Mental health policy discussion in Auckland

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:51:39 +1300 | University of Auckland

Mental health policy and practice in New Zealand and the influence of the recovery approach and trauma-informed care will be discussed at a mental health and social justice symposium next week.More >>

High demand for new online counselling service

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:04:54 +1300 | 0800Whatsup

The 0800 What’s Up online counselling pilot for young New Zealander’s is exceeding expectations with demand doubling since its launch last October. More >>

The Brain Science of Lasting Romance

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:04:04 +1300 | The Parenting Place

I was speaking to a newly married friend. “Have you hit the horrible stage yet?” He looked shocked, then smiled and said, “Yes, I can tell you exactly when we hit the horrible stage.” Many relationship experts have commented on this strange phenomenon: ...More >>

Action Needed Now on Rural Suicides

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:22:36 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The number of farmers committing suicide is a national disgrace, says New Zealand First. “New Zealand has lost 169 farmers to suicide and 120 people have died on farms in workplace accidents since 2008,” says New Zealand First Health Spokesperson ...More >>

Most workers on the brink of stress-city

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:47:24 +1300 | Regus Group

Office life has never been more stressful than now, with most workers saying they are closer to burn-out now than they were just five years ago. More >>

Wellingtonians find relief with Green Prescription

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:52:32 +1300 | Sport Wellington

Wellington local, Paul Holmes, has found relief in the community based health programme Green Prescription. Run by Sport Wellington, Green Prescription (GRx) is a primary health initiative that aims to increase physical activity and provide nutritional ...More >>

Breaking The Cycle of Addiction

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 12:03:22 +1300 | Familial Trust

Childhood can and should be a time of wonder and discovery. But for children of addicted parents, life is often filled with shame, suffering and fear. Most people are aware of the devastating impact addiction has on the dependent person. But many do not ...More >>


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