New Zealand

Corrections staff asked to be vigilant after Tamaki’s tweet Comments 0

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Department of Corrections staff were advised to be vigilant about escalated tension after a tweet by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki in which he warned of revolts in prisons. Tamaki later said the tweet was not serious. The department wouldn’t go further into detail “relating to a threat, or our response,” but said it took Read more

More church buildings for demolition – locals saddened Comments 0

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In what is becoming a familiar occurrence, the demolition of church-owned buildings is being opposed by people concerned at the loss of a “well-loved landmark” in their community. The demolition of two residential buildings in Parnell, Auckland, owned by the Anglican church has been described as “sinful”. And in Dunedin, an eleventh-hour effort is being Read more

Analysis and Comment

Freedom of speech, religious liberty, abortion, gender issues costly for Labor Comments 0

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Well, he did it. Bill Shorten snatched defeat right out of the jaws of victory. Which is all the more embarrassing when you remember how he formerly introduced himself to Arnold Schwarzenegger as Australia’s next Prime Minister. But, incredibly, not only did all of the media pundits get the election result wrong, but so did Read more

My time with Jean Vanier and his mum Comments 0

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When Jean Vanier first invited Raphaël and Philippe, two men with intellectual disabilities, to live with him in a tiny house in Trosly-Breuil, France, his parents, a prominent couple in Canadian diplomatic circles, thought the whole thing sounded a little strange. Jean called this new little community L’Arche, and it grew into a worldwide movement Read more

7 secrets of happy couples Comments 0

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What are the distinguishing characteristics of a person who is happy in his or her relationship? Is there a checklist of key points to help you know if you’re making the right decision about whom to marry? The Pemberton index, which appeared about 10 years ago, is a guide for analyzing a person’s happiness. It’s Read more

Why I’m voting “No” to Euthanasia Comments 0

Euthanasia

Shortly, Parliament will debate and vote on the second reading of the End of Life Choice Bill, which is being sponsored by David Seymour, MP for Epsom. This is a conscience issue which many people hold strong opinions on. Since the first reading of this bill, I have received thousands of emails on this topic, Read more

Euthanasia poll shows Kiwis evenly split over bill Comments 0

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A survey commissioned by Euthanasia-Free NZ and conducted by Curia Market Research (CMR), indicates the gap in public opinion between those who support and oppose the End of Life Choice Bill was narrowing. The survey results are based on 1048 responses. When questioned about specific aspects of euthanasia the poll found: 73 per cent were opposed Read more

  • Oddly

    • Pro-abortion actress makes accidental case for abstinence

      While it was not her intent, Actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet calling on women not to have sex until they “get bodily autonomy back” gained some unlikely pro-life allies. “Thanks for supporting abstinence @Alyssa_Milano, the number one way to prevent unintended pregnancy,” Unplanned actress Ashley Bratcher, responded,