NZ’s Human Rights Record Stained by Child Poverty, Lack of Investment in its Young: Amnesty International; UNICEF and OECD

Amnesty International Report 2013 270,000 children, yes 270,000, children are now living in poverty in New Zealand, a country infamous for its low wage culture.   New Zealand’s high level of child poverty, violence against women and a proposed law affecting asylum seekers came under fire in Amnesty International’s Annual Report on the state of…

A Better Life For The Kids

Continuing in our series of Migrant Stories: first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand, taken from locations around the net. Today’s tale arrived via a message left on this blog. This is Steve’s story, where he tells of a widespread and insidious problem within schools in New Zealand  – bullying. For an update…

Nia Glassie’s Killers Sentenced today

See Link Guilty-verdicts-in-nia–glassie-trial.html Brothers Wiremu Curtis, 19, and Michael Curtis, 22, today received life sentences with minimum non-parole periods of 17.5 years for Nia’s murder. Her mother, Lisa Kuka, 35, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment on two manslaughter charges. Oriwa Kemp, 18, was sentenced to three years, four months imprisonment and Michael Pearson received…