Hutt News : September 27th 2011
27 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 NEWS Bloomfield Terrace, Lower Hutt. Phone 560-1100 The Conservatory Restaurant FANCY A BIT OF THIS AND A BIT OF THAT? SATISFY YOUR TASTE-BUDS WITH OUR SUNDAY SMORGASBORD EVERY SUNDAY FROM 6PM $25.90 PER PERSON 3623137AZ www.angusinn.co.nz Family violence: a grim picture Police are called to around 200 domestic violence situations a day -- one every seven minutes Hutt Valley police attend approximately 250 incidents a month On average, 14 women, six men and 10 children are killed by a member of their family each year 84 per cent of those arrested for domestic violence are men; 16pc are women Blow The Whistle will have resources like coasters and whistles in sports clubs and pubs The campaign's ambassadors are Black Cap Peter McGlashan, former Warrior Ruben Wiki, All Blacks Liam Messam and Richard Kahui, former Black Fern Mel Robinson, former Silver Fern Jenny May Coffin, former All Black Josh Kronfeld and former Tall Black Paul Henare. Whistleblowers: Campaign sponsor Graham Burke, co-founder Peter McGlashan, mayor Ray Wallace and MP Paul Quinn blow the whistle on family violence at the campaign launch. A lot of these guys don't seeawayout...This scheme goes into the grassroots and I'm humbled to be offered the opportunity to make such a difference.'' FROM Page 26 '' Campaign kicks off An example of communal help is Gra- ham Burke, director of Lower Hutt business Workzone Scaffolding. A major sponsor for the initiative in Lower Hutt, he says the money is not a donation but an investment. Most of the issues we see at work are from home. A lot of these guys don't see a way out. This scheme goes into the grassroots and I'm humbled to be offered the opportunity to make such a difference.'' Hutt Valley Family Violence Network's Deb Robinson said abused women she has spoken to don't want to make criminals out of their husbands -- they just want the violence to stop.''
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