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First issueSeptember 2011
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Our first newsletter
New resources
In the news
Upcoming events
Our first newsletter Library shelves

Kia ora and welcome to our first newsletter from the NZFVC's new  home in Auckland. The links in this newsletter will take you to the current NZFVC website. A new website is coming soon.


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Tēnā tatou katoa
Welcome to the new look New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse newsletter. This is just a taste of the information and resources we want to share with you.  


Warm spring greetings to those who haven't heard from us for a while and welcome to those who have recently joined our mailing list. We are here to help you work more effectively, please contact us.


The NZFVC team

now at Tāmaki Innovation Campus

 The University of Auckland

New resources
Just a few of the books, reports and DVDs recently added to the NZFVC Information Collection. Click on the titles to find more information about these items, and to request items. Use the access links to go to items available  on the internet.


Case studies of community initiatives addressing family violence in refugee and migrant communities: final report

by Levine, Marlene ; Benkert, Nicole . - Wellington, N.Z.: Ministry of Social Development; Ministry of Women's Affairs, 2011. Accesss Website


Family violence indicators

Wellington, N.Z. [Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families [2011] Click here to access online



The girls' project: girl fighting: an investigation of young women's violent and anti-social behviour

by Swift, Donna. - Nelson, N.Z. : Stopping Violence Services Nelson. 2011. Copies available for loan



Purple dandelion : a Muslim woman's struggle against violence and oppression  by Sultana, Farida ; Nair, Shila . -- Auckland, N.Z. : Exisle, 2011.

Copies available for loan



Talking about family violence [videorecording]: stories of positive change: how protection orders work (DVD)

[Wellington, N.Z.] Family & Community Services Ministry of Justice New Zealand Police Immigration New Zealand [2011]

Copies available for loan



 More new resources...

In the news
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The Green Paper for Vulnerable  Children, Every child thrives, belongs, achieves was launched in July This Green Paper has been developed to start a national conversation on how we value, nurture and protect children. The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children is a discussion document. It is open for submissions until 28 February 2012.  Read more... 


Rugby World Cup sees the launch of an ethical bystander initiative.  Sex attacks are expected to increase during the Rugby World Cup - and bystanders are being urged to intervene to stop them. Agencies including police, the Wellington Sexual Abuse Network and Regional Public Health have banded together for the Who are You? initiative, which aims to raise public awareness of how sexual assaults can be prevented.

An educational video has been produced for use in schools and hospitality training institutes, with talks planned at schools to encourage young women to appoint a "guardian angel", like a designated driver, to stay sober and look out for the group's safety. Go to the website to see the video. 


Upcoming events 

Jigsaw National Conference

Wellington - 2-3 Nov 2011

''whānau ora through children's eyes'

Organised by Jigsaw

Registration required, fees apply


New Zealand - 25 Nov 2011

Please keep us posted about events in your region.