Ron Mark: "This legislation will criminalise caring, loving parents".
Colmar Brunton poll results:
National: 47 Labour: 36
New Zealand First: 2
United Future: 2
83% of New Zealanders surveyed believe it is ok to smack naughty kids.
19 year old girl at Nelson March: "I'm 19 - I was smacked - And I jolly well deserved it too. And it has not affected me any way - I am a law-abiding citizen"
Does this sound like an abused young person speaking? - Um, no!