Police are investigating former Whanganui mayor Michael Laws after an allegation of child assault was made against him.
It is in the natural order of things for every generation of parents to lament that their children behave more badly than they did when they were growing up.
A Christchurch musician has successfully had his conviction for assaulting his four-year-old son quashed by the Supreme Court.
The Crown has conceded there was a miscarriage of justice in the trial of a musician convicted of assaulting his son.
A Christchurch father has been discharged without conviction before trial over a case that could have tested New Zealand's anti-smacking laws.
Smacking children may be creeping back into favour following Government assurances that police will not prosecute parents for "light smacks", according to a new survey.
Along with giving the kids a doll's house, a my little pony, or whatever it is they might want this Christmas, apparently it's okay to give them a light, open-handed smack too.
John Key says a new review gives parents the go-ahead to lightly smack their children without the fear of prosecution.
Organisers of past referenda ignored by governments have lent their weight to Saturday's march over the anti-smacking referendum.
A property manager who is spending $450,000 on a march against the smacking law hopes it will be the biggest protest march in NZ history.
A march to protest the Govt's lack of action following the so-called anti-smacking referendum has been announced.
The retirement of Green firebrand Sue Bradford this week is exposing hidden rifts in the party.