Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New Operations Manager Appointed to Stopping Violence

Press Release: Stopping Violence Dunedin

29th February 2012

New Operations Manager Appointed to Stopping Violence Dunedin Inc.

Stopping Violence Dunedin Inc (SVD) is delighted to announce that Paul Martin has been appointed as Operations Manager.

Brett Gray, Chairperson of the Stopping Violence Dunedin Board, says the Operations Manager role is a new position for the organisation. “The appointment of a dedicated Operations Manager is a new and exciting step for SVD, and signals our ongoing commitment to make a difference for all people that are effected by family violence in Otago”.

Paul has come from an extensive background in the not for profit social support sector, but the agency work on Stopping Violence is a new beginning for him. “Im really excited to be part of the work that Stopping Violence Dunedin does”, Paul says. “I’m looking forward to working alongside such an experienced team and to be part of the development of new initiatives to reduce Family Violence and damaging conflict in other contexts in our region.”

Stopping Violence Dunedin looks forward to develop further its existing collaborative opportunities with other agencies in the sector and forming new strategic collaborations locally and nationally.

New Zealand has a significant issue with family violence, with some surveys indicating that almost a quarter (24%) of the females surveyed with current partners and almost three-quarters (73%) of the females with recent partners reported experiencing at least one incident of physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partner.

Family violence occurs between family members in families of all cultures, classes, backgrounds and socioeconomic circumstances. However the predominant pattern is one of male violence directed at a female partner, and there is significant co-existence of intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect. We also know that male perpetrators are more likely to seriously injure and even kill the women and children they are violent towards.(Ministry of Social Development).In the 2009/10 year in New Zealand there were 3,867 domestic violence cases in the Family Court which each involved at least one child.

National websites:

National Network of Stopping Violence: http://www.nnsvs.org.nz/
The Campaign for Action on Family Violence: http://www.areyouok.org.nz/

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell On Kashmir Escalation And... Why This Guy Shouldn’t Get Nukes

All but unnoticed, two of the world’s nuclear powers have been preparing to go to war this week. Military action has been ramping up between India and Pakistan over (as usual) the disputed territory of Kashmir.

The trigger point for this bout of escalation was the February 14 suicide-bomber attack on an Indian outpost in Kashmir, that killed 44 Indian soldiers.

In retaliation, Indian warplanes claim to have struck a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group allegedly responsible for the bus attack... More>>


Localism Symposium: System 'Broken', NZ Initiative Tells LGNZ

LGNZ’s Localism Symposium heard today how New Zealand’s highly centralised political system is failing New Zealand and we need to devolve decision making and power to improve community wellbeing. More>>


Minister's Sympathies: Shots Fired At Police In Christchurch And Kawerau

“It has also been frightening for members of the public caught up in both events, and upsetting for the whanau and family of the offenders who have been shot. I extend my sympathies to them also.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National’s Cosy Relationship With China

While former PM Jenny Shipley did not write the notorious op ed that appeared under her byline recently in a Chinese newspaper, the article was based on an interview she gave in December. More to the point, the op ed seemed consistent with the messages that have been emanating from a number of National Party politicians (past and present) about China’s relationship with New Zealand. More>>


a big 30kph sign hanging off the auckland sky towerMoving Carefully: Auckland Speed Bylaw Consultation

Auckland Transport wants to dramatically reduce deaths and serious injuries on the region’s roads. It is proposing a new bylaw to reduce speeds on some of Auckland’s most dangerous roads. More>>


'Unacceptable' Cape Kidnappers Risk Ignored: 'Great' Day Walks Being Reviewed

Over a dozen walks promoted under the Department for Conservation's Great Short and Day Walks banner are being reviewed to ensure risk assessments were properly done. More>>

QS Subject Rankings: NZ Universities Slip

New Zealand universities are placed among the world’s top 50 universities in 20 different subjects... While impressive, this result is lower than 2018, with New Zealand’s higher education system now ranked at 18th in the world, against 14th in 2018. More>>

Births Deaths And Marriages Amendment Bill Deferred: Disappointment In Transgender, Non-Binary Communities

Members of transgender and non-binary communities say they are disappointed by the deferral of a bill that would make it easier for people to amend the sex on their birth certificate. More>>





InfoPages News Channels