Our Stories


On this page, you can read some of the media stories we have produced about our advocacy work and the activities of our members

Supporting perpetrators is the way to help stop family violence

Supporting perpetrators is the way to help stop family violence

30 June, 2020 Supporting perpetrators of family violence by using trauma-informed, wraparound services has once again shown success in helping ...
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Zooming into Family Violence: Changeability in Masterton

Zooming into Family Violence: Changeability in Masterton

For one specialist family violence agency, the remote working scenario made necessary by the Covid-19 epidemic has shed light on ...
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Perpetrators still denied help to change violent behaviours despite $203m funding boost

Perpetrators still denied help to change violent behaviours despite $203m funding boost

Media release, May 11, 2020 Today’s pre-Budget funding announcement from the Ministry of Social Development, which included $142m over the ...
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Govt should address systemic flaws in family violence response system

Govt should address systemic flaws in family violence response system

Media release, Monday 4 May, 2020 A wero has been laid at the feet of the government to address underfunding, ...
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Trauma's the informer at Stopping Violence Dunedin

Trauma’s the informer at Stopping Violence Dunedin

Cinnamon Boreham first encountered the power and control wheel — a therapeutic graphic tool that explains how abusive partners can ...
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What must happen to stop men from killing their wives and children?

What must happen to stop men from killing their wives and children?

This article was written by Siobhan Davies on Stuff, February 22, 2020. A New Zealand family violence specialist has supported ...
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79,000 victims of family violence means 79,000 perpetrators

79,000 victims of family violence means 79,000 perpetrators

If there are 79,000 victims of family-related violence then there are likely to be just as many perpetrators of that ...
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Holding perpetrators to account benefits them, too

Holding perpetrators to account benefits them, too

We trumpet that violence is "not okay". But our legal response system regularly dilutes that message by shielding the perpetrator ...
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