New Zealand

The naming of parts - for five-year-olds

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 December 2013
What sex-ed progressives think your little children should know.

Mostly good news about NZ youth

Tamara El-Rahi | 05 August 2013
NZ youth are now less keen on smoking, drinking, violence and more.

Ignoring child abuse is now a crime in NZ

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 September 2011
It seems incredible that any adult would stand by and let a little child be seriously abused, not just once or twice but regularly, yet it happens.

A mother’s forgiveness

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 December 2010
A mother who lost her young son when he was hit by an out-of-control car driven by a teenager has won a New Zealander of the Year honour for her spirit of forgiveness.

NZ study will keep tabs on 7000 children

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 November 2010
The first results from a New Zealand cohort study were published over the weekend with great fanfare, the first NZ Herald headline reading, “40pc of pregnancies unplanned”. I think we were meant to be shocked rather than delighted at the lack of calculation behind so many births.

Marriage movement makes waves in New Zealand

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 September 2009

The marriage movement is making itself felt in Australia and New Zealand with the publication of a report, 21 Reasons Why Marriage Matters, this week. A coalition of marriage and family advocacy groups is backing the report, which is based on local and international research showing the benefits of marriage over alternative arrangements for family life.

New Zealand referendum rejects smacking ban

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 August 2009
Other nanny states with an eye on New Zealand’s anti-smacking law nowhave referendum results to inform them how popular it is to outlaw theuse of smack for the purpose of correcting a child.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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