Collectively, the seven Presbyterian Support organisations are one of the largest providers of a range of social services in New Zealand. We work with older people, people with disabilities, families at risk, children and young people. Services we provide include residential care, home care, community care and support, day/activity programmes,Continue Reading

“Victims No Longer: Men recovery from incest and other sexual abuse” by Mike LEW. Library ref; 362.89 LEW. A classic self help book dealing with male survivor issues, one of the first written in this field. “Abused Boys: The neglected victims of sexual abuse” by Mic HUNTER. ref; 362.89 HUN.Continue Reading

Today’s blog: The success of Portugal’s decriminalisation policy – in seven charts — TransformDrugPolicy (@TransformDrugs) July 15, 2014 2. Despite virtually eliminating all punishments for personal drug possession, rates of drug use haven’t skyrocketed like some predicted. As this chart shows, use had gone up slightly when measuredContinue Reading

Granted, there are still many issues yet to be worked out in the science of ideology. Most of the commentaries on the new Hibbing paper are focused on important but not-paradigm-shifting side issues, such as the question of how conservatives can have a higher negativity bias, and yet not haveContinue Reading

Arun Kumar, 57, died in his Henderson dairy after being attacked on June the 10th. The police said he appeared to have stab wounds to his neck. Two boys, aged 12 and 13 were charged in relation to the killing. The 12-year-old, who is charged with manslaughter and assault withContinue Reading

These bloodsuckers are more than just an annoyance. The ticks can carry Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The first symptoms are typically mild—a rash that looks like a bull’s-eye, followed by fever, headaches and fatigue. But, if left untreated, the disease can cause temporary facial paralysis, shootingContinue Reading