Women's refuge comment on $10m for sexual violence services
Women's refuge comment on $10m for sexual violence
Women's refuge applauds the government for
responding to the clear need for more support for sexual
violence services in nz. It is a big win for the
We know this need is real because a significant
number of our clients suffer sexual violence in their
relationships, says it's chief executive Heather
We hope this funding boost signals a wider
commitment from government to better resource other front
line services dealing with violence.
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>