Monthly Archives: January 2014

  • Marriage guidance could save Britain billions by staving off family break-up

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    The Telegraph 29 January 2014 Encouraging couples to go to marriage courses or relationship counselling sessions could ultimately save taxpayers billions of pounds a year by reducing family break-up, a Government backed study concludes. The...

  • Australians jump at Kiwi marriage

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    Stuff.co.nz 24 January 2014 Almost a third of the same-sex couples married in New Zealand since the law was changed last year are Australian, official figures show. There were 361 same-sex marriages from August 19,...

  • Why New Zealand needs binding referendums

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    Stuff.co.nz 21 January 2014 –¬†Gordon Copeland Former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer is wrong to conclude that referendums endanger our democratic system (Opinion, Dec 24). Rather, I think our democracy will be enhanced by the...

  • ‘I do’ makes comeback for young Kiwis

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    NZ Herald 11 January 2014 Marriage is holding its ground among younger New Zealanders after declining dramatically during the 35 years up to 2006. Figures from this year’s Census, provided by Statistics NZ on request...