Toddler Died from “Extremely Violent Assault”

  The team at E2NZ.org are saddened to learn of the death of 14 month old Christchurch toddler Ihaka Stokes. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and wider whanau. Ihaka died from multiple blunt force fractures in an extremely violent assault, according to police. Detective Inspector Greg Murton said Ihaka’s injuries included several fractured bones and…

Name Suppression For ‘Prominent’ Man Caught In FBI Paedophile Operation

The furore over New Zealand’s name suppression laws is going to be given a fresh impetus with the announcement that permanent name suppression has been granted to a “prominent” Manawatu man convicted of downloading more than 300,000 pornographic images, “many of them children“: “The man, who was charged with 25 counts of possessing objectionable material…

Holy Row Over Mary And Joseph Bed And Board

We’ve been holding off commenting on the ridiculous bickering over the distinctly westernised and 21 century depictions of a dejected Joseph and a resigned Mary lying between crisply laundered sheets outside an Auckland church, until now. The boards were supposed make people think about the ‘true’ meaning of Christmas (True? let’s not go there) but…