this from http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/PoliticalNews/tabid/188/articleID/23976/Default.aspx#top
A petition is being circulated nationwide as part of a push for a referendum on the controversial smacking issue.
Green MP Sue Bradford's bill to restrict the right to smack could be debated further this week, if the Government is successful in rushing it into urgency.
Protests today in both Nelson and Feilding have attracted hundreds who are angry the Government is telling them how to parent.
Former United Future MP Larry Baldock is spearheading the campaign against the bill, including full-page advertisements in major papers
Mr Baldock says it is important New Zealanders are given their say.