New Zealand needs to keep Section59 of the crimes act.
If it is repealed, parents of the future will not have the ability to efficiently and properly discipline their children.
We believe that it is not for the government to interfere with the family at this level.
Violence and smacking (corporal punishment) are not the same thing. Those people who use the word interchangeably are being intentionally misleading.
New Zealand was initially founded upon core Christian values. Upon children respecting their parents. Upon parents caring enough for their children to, when necessary, perform the thankless task of corporal punishment.
We in no way condone the shocking acts of violence against children by their parents. However criminalising parental corporal punishment is not the way to solve the problem.
This website is here to inform of the latest developments, and as a forum - a rallying point for those of us dedicated to putting a stop to this proposed repeal.
watch this space!