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Today’s Trivia





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Size does matter! The size of a males shoulder:hip ratio. (source)


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Time for your dose of Awwww

I bet you’ve never seen this before

Daily Roundup


Explanation at 9 pm


A school some where in the Middle East?

NOPE, it is right here in Auckland.

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What is worse? Knowing you’ll die, or knowing the exact moment you’ll die? [POLL]

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have been told they may be executed as soon as Tuesday.

The pair was given notice on Saturday of Indonesia’s intention to execute them in a minimum of 72 hours, during a meeting on Nusakambangan Island.

Lawyer Julian McMahon returned with three self-portraits by Sukumaran.

One canvas was dated April 25 and signed “72 hours just started”.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the thoughts and prayers of many Australians were with Chan and Sukumaran.

Would you prefer them to sneak it up on you?  What is the quality of life for the last 72 hours once you have an actual time? Read more »

Reader content: Alleged rape versus a ponytail pull – the changing face of media

The people just aren’t buying the NZ Herald’s hyperbole on John Key’s antics being anything more than a social gaffe.

And they are comparing this to both Labour and the media’s reaction over the Darren Hughes “swiss ball” cover-up.

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via the Tipline


“The boy” and his family refused to lay charges in exchange for it all being hushed up.  Hughes ended up leaving the country and is now providing a clear and present danger to young men in the UK. Read more »

Mandatory registration doesn’t go far enough

There’s a push to introduce mandatory registration for all social workers who deal with vulnerable children.

New Zealand First has entered a member’s bill into the ballot which would allow the already existing Social Workers’ Registration Board to have some power.

Under the legislation, it would be able to regulate, support and monitor professional standards for those in the children’s workforce.

The party’s spokesperson for Social Development Darroch Ball says the vast majority of New Zealanders don’t realise registration isn’t mandatory.

“The people I talk to, they all believe it should be mandatory.”

“We need to be one hundred percent certain as a country that the vulnerable in our society are being looked after by registered and qualified people.” Read more »