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Top International DJ Steve Hill returns home

Friday, 13 November 2015, 2:31 pm | Dave Crampton

UK’s Technical and Steve Hill to head the biggest DJ lineup seen in years More >>

Politicians urged, families before unworkable law

Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 9:13 am | Dave Crampton

When Parliament votes on whether to amend Section 59 of the Crimes Act tonight, MPs need to consider whether they want the bill to pass a third reading. If this does occur, Parliament will be passing a law banning all smacking - with the intention ... More >>

Big News: Riding Crop Mum Disciplines Child

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 11:13 am | Dave Crampton

The former Timaru woman who was acquitted in court of assault after she disciplining her son with a riding crop was visited by her six-foot 16-year old son in January. While on the access visit, he kicked his stepfather in the head and broke his mothers ... More >>

Bradford's Intention Is Not To Outlaw Smacking

Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 1:43 pm | Dave Crampton

Big News with Dave Crampton Bradford's intention is not to outlaw smacking; she merely wants to make it a criminal offence More >>

Big News: Bradford & Kiro Disagree On Smacking

Monday, 12 June 2006, 3:34 pm | Dave Crampton

Green MP Sue Bradford and Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro are in sharp disagreement over Bradfords bill which aims to remove reasonable force as a defence for child discipline from the Crimes Act. Such is the disagreement that Kiro refuses to comment ... More >>

Plunket Seeks Meeting With PM On Plunket Line

Monday, 10 April 2006, 3:21 pm | Dave Crampton

Plunket line, as we know it, will be history come 30 June. The Government announced that McKesson New Zealand has won the contract for the service. More >>

Dave Crampton's Big News: The In- Work Payment

Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 8:23 am | Dave Crampton

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has won the right to take legal action against the Government over a policy of excluding beneficiary families from the $60.00 per week "in-work payment" that commences next year as part of the Working ... More >>

Big News: The Right to Abortion Challenged

Wednesday, 8 June 2005, 2:02 pm | Dave Crampton

I think the lawsuit taken by the anti-abortion group Right To Life against the Abortion Supervisory Committee and the Attorney General will be very interesting. Right To Life says the Abortion Supervisory Committee has misinterpreted the law and allowed ... More >>

Dave Crampton's Big News: Plunket Line Hassles

Monday, 7 March 2005, 9:12 am | Dave Crampton

Sometimes parents with a new baby like to ring plunket line. This causes a few problems lately as plunket line has pretty much been swallowed up by health line, except the health line people think that mothers are neurotic when they ring and ask for help. ... More >>

Big News: Labour Did Not Campaign On Civil Unions

Monday, 17 January 2005, 10:08 am | Dave Crampton

Don Brash raised some interesting points in last Thursday's Herald about the way we have pushed through social changes - such as prostitution reform, civil unions, and the Property Relationships Act - and says that such issues should not be done ... More >>

Big News: Gays Not A Minority Under HRA

Tuesday, 7 December 2004, 11:32 am | Dave Crampton

The Government has been dishonest in its promotion of the Civil Union Bill. It denies it is a gay bill, while promoting it as a means to give equal rights to a ''gay minority'' under Human Rights legislation. More >>

Big News: "Your Hatred Is Intolerable"

Tuesday, 24 August 2004, 10:48 am | Dave Crampton

Well, the Destiny march is over. Everyone has had enough. The Destiny party wanted to make an impact and they did - even if only one MP came out and mingled with the crowd. More >>

Big News: The War Between The Judge & The Cabinet

Monday, 2 August 2004, 3:31 pm | Dave Crampton

The war of words between the country's top judge and Cabinet Ministers still continues over the new Supreme Court. This war has been brewing since Dame Sian Elias handed down the Foreshore and Seabed decision in the Appeal Court. More >>

Love Does Discriminate - And So Does The Law

Wednesday, 28 July 2004, 1:29 pm | Dave Crampton

The catch cry of the supporters of the Civil Union Bill is ''Love doesn't discriminate, neither should the law''. They haven't even got it half right. More >>

Big News: Prostitution Laws And Sex On The Street

Friday, 23 July 2004, 2:59 pm | Dave Crampton

I think people seem to have got the wrong idea about the Prostitution Law Reform Act. It was not supposed to legalise prostitution or get rid of street prostitutes. It was to decriminalise prostitution and make sex work safer within the prostitution ... More >>

An Alternative Report On The Care Of Children Bill

Wednesday, 30 June 2004, 9:49 am | Dave Crampton

The Justice and Electoral Select Committee report of the Care of Children Bill is out, and the bill is predictably supported by just the Greens and Labour. Two hundred and seventy seven people and groups made submissions to the committee. More >>

Big News: 2 Partners 2 Bills -Too Much Speculation

Wednesday, 23 June 2004, 12:23 am | Dave Crampton

Now that the Relationships (Statutory References) and Civil Union bills are out, people can stop speculating: They can stop saying that the bills will make marriage irrelevant. More >>

Big News: Bring It On!

Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 12:57 am | Dave Crampton

Well. It's all on. Prime Minister Helen Clark is at war with the Maxim Institute over the Institute's views on relationship recognition. The Maxim Institute is starting its campaign against the Government's proposed relationship equivalence legislation. ... More >>

Would You Choose To Live In A Same Sex Family?

Tuesday, 16 December 2003, 10:25 am | Dave Crampton

The Government plans to introduce legislation to recognise same sex relationships in a few months. Two bills are to be introduced and will extend to same sex and opposite sex couples. More >>

Would You Choose To Live In A Sole Parent Family?

Tuesday, 9 December 2003, 1:30 pm | Dave Crampton

Most Members of Parliament were brought up by their mum and dad and it served them well. Most, if not all MP's who are raising kids are in households headed by both parents - by choice. More >>

 

 

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