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News is updated several times a week with new research, policy, legislation, funding opportunities, government consultations, new initiatives and community campaigns as well as selected international material. Stories often include links to related research and resources.

June 2006

Launch of New Zealand 'All-Ages' Suicide Prevention Strategy - 30 Jun, 2006
The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006-2016 was launched on 29 June...
Children’s Commissioner Looking for Action on Child Abuse - 29 Jun, 2006
Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has called for action to be taken to...
New Standard for Family Violence Screening, Risk Assessment and Safety Planning - 15 Jun, 2006
The first national family violence Standard, an outcome of Te Rito Family...
First World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 12 Jun, 2006
June 15th is the first ever World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and in New Zealand...
NZFVC Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 2, now available - 6 Jun, 2006
The June 2006 issue of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse newsletter...

May 2006

Children’s Commissioner Calls for Repeal of Section 59 - 25 May, 2006
At her oral submission on the Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act (1961...
Funding Opportunity - $20,000 CAD Postdoctoral scholarship - 23 May, 2006
CRI-VIFF is currently offering two postdoctoral scholarships to researchers...
Oral Submissions on Bill to Repeal Section 59 - 23 May, 2006
The Justice and Electoral sub-committee have begun to hear oral submissions on...
Thursdays in Black Poster Competition - 22 May, 2006
“Thursdays in Black” is a campaign run at tertiary institutions around Aotearoa...
Budget Announcement - Increased Funding for Families Afffected by Violence - 18 May, 2006
In the 2006 Budget announced today, the government committed an extra $68.8...
More Money for Family Violence Prevention Services - 12 May, 2006
In a pre-Budget announcement from Child, Youth and Family Services, Minister...

March 2006

Launch of "Children Are Unbeatable" - a new resource for parents - 30 Mar, 2006
The Children’s Commissioner and UNICEF recently launched a new booklet and CD,...
New National Network for those Working with Sexual Violence - 29 Mar, 2006
A group of agencies and people whose work or research is in the area of sexual...
Planning Now for Children’s Day 2007 - 29 Mar, 2006
Children’s Day has been celebrated in New Zealand for the last six years....
Judge Boshier speaks about the Domestic Violence Act, 10 years on. - 28 Mar, 2006
The Principal Family Court Judge, Peter Boshier, delivered a speech yesterday (...

February 2006

NZFVC Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 1 now available - 9 Feb, 2006
The February 2006 issue of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse...
Children’s Commissioner’s Report on Child Safety in Hospitals - 9 Feb, 2006
A report released by the Children’s Commissioner this week details an...

January 2006

NZFVC Fact Sheet - Overview of Family Violence - 28 Jan, 2006
The first NZFVC Fact Sheet, providing an overview of family violence, is now...
Call for Submissions on Section 59 Bill - 13 Jan, 2006
A bill to repeal section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961, entitled the Crimes (...
Retailer joins campaign to repeal ‘reasonable force’ defence - 13 Jan, 2006
The Body Shop recently launched their ‘Kids Are Unbeatable’ campaign to support...

December 2005

Age Concern New Zealand releases report on elder abuse & neglect prevention service - 14 Dec, 2005
“Older people are being abused by their sons and daughters” says Betty Jeanne...
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse - 13 Dec, 2005
An article outlining the rational of the New Zealand Family Violence...

November 2005

International Domestic Violence Study Released - 29 Nov, 2005
Partner violence is the most common form of violence in women’s lives, and...
NZFVC Newsletter - Issue 2 available - 18 Nov, 2005
The second issue of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse Newsletter is...

October 2005

HRC – 3 Job Vacancies - 29 Oct, 2005
A Health Research Council (HRC) funded research project is currently...
Electronic version of “An Agenda for Family Violence Research in New Zealand” (1998) now available - 21 Oct, 2005
An electronic version of the 1998 document “An Agenda for Family Violence...
New Report on the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Released - 13 Oct, 2005
Creating a Culture of Non-Violence: The Report from the New Zealand...
A Discussion and Workshop on Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence - 12 Oct, 2005
Presented by: The National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Wellington...

September 2005

Kids Say Physical Discipline Doesn't Work - 29 Sep, 2005
A study released by Save the Children this week looks at children’s...
New Training Resource - 22 Sep, 2005
Domestic Violence and Harassment – Law-Related Education Kit The Legal Services...
Kahungunu Whanau Violence Strategy - Wananga to be held - 21 Sep, 2005
Tangata whenua working in the area of family violence in Hawkes Bay are calling...
Beyond Zero Tolerance: Key issues and future directions for family violence work in New Zealand - 13 Sep, 2005
The New Zealand Families Commission has commissioned a study to provide an...
New Zealand Police Inspector Receives International Policing for Women Award - 7 Sep, 2005
At the recent Australasian Council of Women in Policing Awards held in Darwin,...

August 2005

First NZFVC Newsletter Available - 16 Aug, 2005
The first quarterly New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse newsletter is now...
Request for Current and Planned Research - 16 Aug, 2005
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is currently undertaking an...
Researchers Seeking Women’s Experiences of Protection Orders - 15 Aug, 2005
A team of researchers based at Waikato University have been contracted by the...

June 2005

Clearinghouse Publications - 21 Jun, 2005
The aim of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is to collate and...
ACCAN Conference - 20 Jun, 2005
The Tenth Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect is being held in...
Press Release - Million Dollar Family Violence Contract for UC - 1 Jun, 2005
The University of Canterbury's Te Awatea Violence Research Centre and...

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