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Modern Slavery Helpline Urgently Needed In New Zealand

Friday, 16 February 2024, 10:53 am | ECPAT

A dedicated modern slavery helpline for New Zealand survivors is urgently recommended, according to an international advocacy organisation. In a recent report by The Slave Check Foundation, 58% of the people surveyed said that when they initially reached ... More >>

ECPAT Child ALERT Press Release 2015 TIPs Report

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:15 am | ECPAT

With the reference to the latest “Trafficking in Persons” or TIP Report Released this Tuesday by the US Government, ECPAT Child ALERT Trust raises concerns that even though New Zealand may be in the Tier 1 category the report clearly calls for action ... More >>

Trafficking in Persons Report 2014 - ECPAT

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 10:27 am | ECPAT

ECPAT Child ALERT Trust acknowledges the latest Trafficking in Persons Report from the US Government released on Saturday. Whilst it is pleasing to see that NZ retains its Tier 1 status it concerns us that the report states New Zealand is a source country ... More >>

Teacher admits to watching pornography in classroom

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 10:47 am | ECPAT

Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reports that a teacher has been suspended after admitting watching pornography in the classroom when students were present. The names of the teacher and the school are suppressed. The Teacher's Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended ... More >>

Hilton Prize Awarded to ECPAT International

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:28 pm | ECPAT

Hilton Prize -- World’s Largest Humanitarian Prize – Awarded to ECPAT International, Global NGO Leading Fight to Stop Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children More >>

Child sex offender with images of child sex abuse jailed

Friday, 3 May 2013, 1:25 pm | ECPAT

The Police say a joint approach to uncovering sex offenders has contributed to the successful conviction and sentencing today of an active paedophile. Aaron Paul Laurence, 38, of Wellington, was today sentenced to 12 years and nine months' jail when he ... More >>

ECPAT concerned at increase in young sex workers in Auckland

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 1:22 pm | ECPAT

ECPAT NZ Child ALERT is deeply concerned at reports of an increase in the number under aged sex workers in South Auckland and calls for increased protection of the young men and women involved. All children need to be safeguarded from being exploited ... More >>

Starbucks - porn providers to the world

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 10:45 am | ECPAT

Until recently, Wi-Fi access, provided by BT, has been available in every Starbucks coffee shop in UK, with no restrictions on their Wi-Fi connection. This meant that the company was providing access to every kind of website, including those displaying ... More >>

Doctor appeals sentence for possessing child pornography

Monday, 25 February 2013, 2:29 pm | ECPAT

An Auckland doctor found guilty of possessing child pornography is appealing the punishment handed down to him by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) to the High Court. More >>

New Zealand Children used for Child Pornography

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 2:54 pm | ECPAT

Aaron John Ellmers, 41, appeared in Hastings District Court today where he pleaded guilty to about 60 charges including sexual violation of children, stupefying, making an intimate visual recording, dealing in people for sexual exploitation and attempted ... More >>

Kaitaia features again in sexual abuse cases

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 5:56 pm | ECPAT

ECPAT Child ALERT is aware of two Kaitaia child sex abuse cases being before the courts today. This follows on the high profile cases last year that involved a school teacher, a business man and a church leader facing similar charges in this provincial ... More >>

Northland town hit by another child sex abuse case

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 9:26 am | ECPAT

A prominent Kaitaia businessman in his 30’s has been arrested on 16 charges of indecent assault against four boys aged under 16 years. He has name suppression and investigations are proceeding. This follows on from two recent cases of sexual abuse ... More >>

Judge calls ex- school teacher behaviour ‘depraved’

Monday, 3 September 2012, 9:07 am | ECPAT

In the Christchurch District Court Judge Farish sentenced 56 year old Graeme Andrew Joblin to 20 years in jail for sexually assaulting boys saying : "This offending could be described as depraved in the extreme. I have searched and there are no other ... More >>

Teacher vetting essential after further sexual abuse case

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 10:12 am | ECPAT

A 37-year-old Far North teacher has admitted 49 charges of sexually abusing juvenile boys. James Robertson Parker struggled with his emotions while 25 charges of indecent assault, 15 of performing an indecent act and nine of unlawful sexual connection ... More >>

Agency calls for urgent action to prevent child sex abuse

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 2:32 pm | ECPAT

According to Fairfax News an 18 year old tutor has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two pupils. The pupils were boys aged 12 and 13 years old. ECAPT Child ALERT once again is drawing attention to what has become a tragic recurring pattern of New Zealand ... More >>

Child Protection Agency Sounds Warning

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 12:16 pm | ECPAT

According to a report in the NZ Herald yesterday an Auckland man who works with children has been charged with sexual grooming of an underage girl and offering to give her P. He will appear in court today for the second time to face three criminal charges ... More >>

Child protection agency praises business entrepreneur

Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 9:14 am | ECPAT

Owen Glenn has returned to New Zealand for the launch of his much anticipated biography but more importantly he says he's back to support children and families and to raise attention to New Zealand's family violence and child abuse statistics and his commitment ... More >>

Child Protection agency supports call on Government

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 10:29 am | ECPAT

ECPAT Child ALERT, a child protection agency supports the new briefing paper released today by UNICEF NZ, entitled What Will it Take , that summarises the common themes from 80 organisations’ recent submissions to the Government’s Green Paper on ... More >>

Child Sex Offender Skips Country

Thursday, 5 July 2012, 3:13 pm | ECPAT

The Waikato Times reported today that a convicted child molester facing up to five years in prison for attacks on two young girls has managed to obtain a bogus passport and skip the country ahead of sentencing. More >>

Sex victim protection assurances not adequate

Monday, 25 June 2012, 2:16 pm | ECPAT

The Taranaki Daily News has reported that a Taranaki women put into the care of a convicted sex offender by Child Youth and Family was raped and contracted HIV. At 16, the woman, whose real name has not been released, was taken from her family ... More >>





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