Gareth Morgan should focus on the human tom cats


One teenage tomcat has sprayed his seed around plenty plus, knocking up women 13 times.

One rogue 19-year-old is a liable father to 13 kids to different mums.

A source has confirmed the man is named on the birth certificates of 13 children, and is liable to pay child support for them.

Figures released by the Inland Revenue Department show 943 teenage fathers were liable to pay child support at the end of last year. Some were just 15 years old, and already liable for two children.

A study for Inland Revenue estimates the “average” cost of raising a child to the age of 18 as $250,000. It does not count stay-at-home parents’ loss of incomes or childcare costs. The weekly cost for a low-income parent raising a child is $150 – or $140,000 by the time the child reaches 18.

The circumstances of the mothers of the 13 children are unknown, but any of them who are on the domestic purpose benefit are entitled to upward of $293 a week, as well as an accommodation supplement and other top-ups. So benefits to support those 13 babies could be costing the taxpayer more than $200,000 a year.

Family First should be more concerned about this behaviour than whether or not two blokes can marry. 

Rodney Hide comments:


A teenage dad to 13 kids. It beggars belief. That dad doesn’t have the financial ability to provide for those children, let alone provide the physical and emotional support they desperately need.

The multiple mums of his children haven’t bothered or needed to check whether he had the wherewithal to provide for his children.

There’s no need. The taxpayer picks up the tab. But government is no substitute for a dad and a husband.

Down the road, Jack and Mary are the caring and loving parents of four children. They would dearly love another but can’t afford it. That’s because they are already supporting a fifth child through the taxes they must pay. Yes, it’s taxpayers like them picking up the tab for that teen dad’s recklessness.

A 19-year-old fathering 13 children is the height of irresponsibility. Sadly we all must support that irresponsibility – and reap the consequences.

I’ll bet you a dollar to a knob of goat-poo that those 13 kids are neither blue-eyed nor blond haired.


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  • thor42

    Agreed. Loser guys getting loser women up-the-duff are a MUCH bigger (and more expensive) problem than cats.

  • Rodger T

    I have no problem donating some rubber rings to be used on behalf of the long-abused taxpayer to remedy this problem,hell, I`ve probably got some old razor blades that could be used in a pinch.

    They even come with instructions,

  • Mr_Blobby

    “Sadly we all must support that irresponsibility – and reap the consequences.”


    At some stage it has to become unaffordable, then what?

    This will all end very badly.

  • Grizz30

    The number 13 is just the number of pregnancies that went to term. The number of pregnancies are likely to be greater if miscarriages and abortions are taken into account.

  • If this human version of a stud ram is named on 13 birth certificates, it’s not a stretch to believe that he has fathered that many children again where he is NOT named.

  • Mostly_Harmless

    It doesn’t beggar belief at all. Cases like this are a natural – in fact an inevitable – consequence of the system we have.

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    The story just says ” He is liable ” to pay child support. Well is he or isn’t he. If he isn’t paying anything, why not. Even a couple of bucks out of his dole to show them they can’t get away from their responsibility.

  • Ururoa

    A woman can name any man she likes as the father. The named father cannot challenge this (e.g. by demanding a DNA test) without a court order, which is rarely granted. There is no way of knowing if the named father is actually the father. That is the ridiculousness of the system.

    And Thor, why is it “loser guys getting women up the duff”??? The women are just as big a player in the process as the men, but somehow it ends up being the men’s fault?