Chester Borrows: Parents ‘really need to know’

first_imgNZ Herald 29 May 2015THE power of one person to change their world can start with the smallest conversation.During the election campaign, I held a public meeting in Stratford. A mum approached me about a tragic situation involving her daughter, who had been referred for an abortion facilitated by the public health nurse via her school. The parents were not informed and were lied to by the school as to the daughter’s whereabouts.The girl was never counselled post the termination but just dropped off at home. With no knowledge of what had gone on, the parents were left to deal with a sudden irrational change in her behaviour.They placed themselves on suicide watch and worried their way through this terrible situation. The daughter’s behaviour degenerated and involved excessive drinking, anti-social behaviour and self-harm (cutting herself), culminating in a suicide attempt.It was then that it came out that she had been pregnant as a 15-year-old and the school had arranged intervention by the public health nurse, who had taken her to Family Planning which led, inevitably, to an abortion.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503423&objectid=11456738last_img read more

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Christchurch residents fed up with sex workers on the streets

first_imgNZ Herald 6 April 2017Family First Comment: You have to feel sorry for the poor families living in this area. And anger towards a flawed law which the politicians refuse to admit needs fixing.Disgruntled Christchurch residents are desperate to have streetside sex workers moved back into the CBD.A Manchester St resident has kept a log of sex workers’ activity outside his home and will present it to the city council on Thursday.Matt Bonis said residents have tried everything to move the workers from the residential end, Bealey Ave towards Purchas St, of the Manchester St to the city end.He said they have worked with city council, New Zealand Prostitutes Collective and police.He with other residents, along with solicitor and Labour candidate for Christchurch Central Duncan Webb, will present a slide show to the city council detailing the rubbish, abuse, complaints and threats they have received.Sex workers in the residential end has been a problem since the February 22, 2011 earthquake.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11832954  Prostitutes continue to plague Christchurch residentsStuff co.nz 6 April 2017A Christchurch man has pleaded with the city council to stop prostitutes working in residential areas.For six years, residents living close to the corner of Manchester and Purchas streets in St Albans have been subjected to prostitutes working outside, and sometimes even inside, their front gates.Residents have had to clean up faeces, used condoms, needles and used wet wipes posted in their letterboxes. Their children have been woken up by prostitutes yelling and singing to each other and arguing with clients over prices.Matt Bonis has had enough.“This keeps our kids awake night after night. We used to call the police and they were good, but now they don’t bother sending anybody,” he told the council at its meeting on Thursday.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91264193/Prostitutes-continue-to-plague-Christchurch-residents?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

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May 25, 2019 Police Blotter

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