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Problem Gambling Foundation to shut

The Problem Gambling Foundation has lost almost all of its Government funding, the organisation has confirmed. The Ministry of Health told the foundation it had a better offer to provide the health services that it currently provides, and most of PGF’s services would not be funded after June 30. ONE News understands that better offer […]

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Loan shark crack-down continues

Commerce Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the Commerce Select Committee report on a Bill that will crack-down on unscrupulous lenders who leave borrowers and their families in a spiral of uncontrolled debt. “Proposed changes under the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Reform Bill will help to increase confidence in the role consumer credit plays in […]

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UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls

Bangkok, 10 September 2013— A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied.  Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating […]

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Jail and home detention for pokie grants offenders

Two dishonest recipients of pokie machine grant money have been dealt with in the courts today. Former Maori All Black, Lindsay Raki, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court to two years nine months imprisonment for what Judge Emma Aitken said was serious fraud — 11 counts of theft totalling over $300,000 of pokie grant […]

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