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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:04 PM

It's time other people out there in forumland were advised that the following person has a "History" of abusing people, women in particular, in the bar/hospitality industry, patrons as well as staff.

His name is Ian "The Reverend" Walter WHITE & he is far from religious.

"The Reverend" is his self-given nickname.

This creep gives people "Sob Stories" about his ex wife kicking him out of the relationship & has a Protection Order against him.

He also has a history of Personal Grievances against him (quite a few) which he has wormed himself out of in the past.

His past abuse has however been catching up with him.

He is known to have fallen through the Skylight, whilst perving at women in the Women's Toilets, at The Kaipara Tavern where he previously was employed & ended up with a black-eye, amongst other things.

Anyone whom has had the unfortunate chance to meet this guy who wears gold rimmed glasses, is around 50yrs of age, rotund, & walks around full of confidence & charm should report any abuse he has done to you or anyone you know to the Police.

He is known to the Police & the only way to stop others being subjected to abuse is to report it & ensure his unlawful behaviour is on the Police Profile database.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:38 PM

View Posthukildaspida, on Jul 30 2009, 04:04 PM, said:

It's time other people out there in forumland were advised that the following person has a "History" of abusing people, women in particular, in the bar/hospitality industry, patrons as well as staff.

His name is Ian "The Reverend" Walter WHITE & he is far from religious.

"The Reverend" is his self-given nickname.

This creep gives people "Sob Stories" about his ex wife kicking him out of the relationship & has a Protection Order against him.

He also has a history of Personal Grievances against him (quite a few) which he has wormed himself out of in the past.

His past abuse has however been catching up with him.

He is known to have fallen through the Skylight, whilst perving at women in the Women's Toilets, at The Kaipara Tavern where he previously was employed & ended up with a black-eye, amongst other things.

Anyone whom has had the unfortunate chance to meet this guy who wears gold rimmed glasses, is around 50yrs of age, rotund, & walks around full of confidence & charm should report any abuse he has done to you or anyone you know to the Police.

He is known to the Police & the only way to stop others being subjected to abuse is to report it & ensure his unlawful behaviour is on the Police Profile database.


His 'associate' who he worked alongside is in a spot of bother as well from the news this week.

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10592508

How ridiculous however for the Court to bail a person who is up on theft of money from Pokies to an address where there is we may assume Pokie machines.

What earth were they thinking in Court to allow such senselessness.

Thanks Mr Davis & your staff for your kind help when in a time of need.NOT!

At least the Police do their job when the right people are behind those who fear of their Personal Safety.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:01 PM

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Now this is the correct way to warn the forum members of a danger.

Thank yo I will remember the name and describtion.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:04 PM

View Posthukildaspida, on Jul 30 2009, 06:04 PM, said:

It's time other people out there in forumland were advised that the following person has a "History" of abusing people, women in particular, in the bar/hospitality industry, patrons as well as staff.

His name is Ian "The Reverend" Walter WHITE & he is far from religious.

"The Reverend" is his self-given nickname.

This creep gives people "Sob Stories" about his ex wife kicking him out of the relationship & has a Protection Order against him.

He also has a history of Personal Grievances against him (quite a few) which he has wormed himself out of in the past.

His past abuse has however been catching up with him.

He is known to have fallen through the Skylight, whilst perving at women in the Women's Toilets, at The Kaipara Tavern where he previously was employed & ended up with a black-eye, amongst other things.

Anyone whom has had the unfortunate chance to meet this guy who wears gold rimmed glasses, is around 50yrs of age, rotund, & walks around full of confidence & charm should report any abuse he has done to you or anyone you know to the Police.

He is known to the Police & the only way to stop others being subjected to abuse is to report it & ensure his unlawful behaviour is on the Police Profile database.



He's in deeper crap than he first was when he started his unsolicited offending.

Thank goodness that the Police still have access to Telecommunications company records for tracking down who people contact & text messages that have been 'Unsolicitedly sent' via deviant means.

Be very careful of this sicko he sends people "Sextexts via other people's mobile phones" thinking he can get away with it.

What pervert would do that other than Ian "The Reverend" Walter WHITE ex Rotorua, West Auckland, Hamilton & Kaipara regions.

Oh & did we say he worked in Pubs?

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:43 PM

View Posthukildaspida, on Nov 24 2009, 04:04 PM, said:

He's in deeper crap than he first was when he started his unsolicited offending.

Thank goodness that the Police still have access to Telecommunications company records for tracking down who people contact & text messages that have been 'Unsolicitedly sent' via deviant means.

Be very careful of this sicko he sends people "Sextexts via other people's mobile phones" thinking he can get away with it.

What pervert would do that other than Ian "The Reverend" Walter WHITE ex Rotorua, West Auckland, Hamilton & Kaipara regions.

Oh & did we say he worked in Pubs?


Thank goodness the Police in Australa are warning the public re such Predators, for those in New Zealand & internationally, the Police are onto you Sickos, like Ian "The Reverend" Walter WHITE.

May Ian "The Reverand" Walter WHITE who was previously married & understood to have lived in Invercargill in the late 1990's reap a bumper crop of what he has sown over Christmas & the New Year.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-...predator-threat

Take note re Sexting, Facebook, Myspace, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Chat, MIRC & ICQ users.
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:21 AM

Thanks for passing on the info HP. Even when stuff like this is in the media the exposure is so brief and people forget.

Vital that it is spread through as many channels as possible to protect others.
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:07 PM

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:28 PM

View Posthukildaspida, on 25 August 2009 - 03:38 PM, said:

His 'associate' who he worked alongside is in a spot of bother as well from the news this week.

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10592508


How ridiculous however for the Court to bail a person who is up on theft of money from Pokies to an address where there is we may assume Pokie machines.

What earth were they thinking in Court to allow such senselessness.

Thanks Mr Davis & your staff for your kind help when in a time of need.NOT!

At least the Police do their job when the right people are behind those who fear of their Personal Safety.



Shane Norton received a 21 month sentence for his role in Pokie Fraud.
He was seeking to wear a piece of leather jewellery with an electronic monitor around his ankle.
Was residing in Shingle Peak, Otago when he appeared in Court on August 19, 2010

As for his 'associate' White, he deserves a lifetime sentence for what he has done.
http://home.nzcity.c...753&ref=rss
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:54 PM

And here is the evidence to back up our information that he is not the sort of person you would want to associate with.

Ian Walter White has a very pleasant history, doesn't he?

NOT.

Several convictions and more to come.

12 years of not drinking, what a crock of lies.
The so and so is a liar from way back.

What was his stint in the South Island for?
Did he conveniently forget to inform http://www.police.govt.nz what that was about as well?
A stint in jail for him would make the community a much safer place for all.


Good one Barry Davis former Corporate Secretary/ Branch Manager etc etc at http://www.acc.co.nz and your negligent associates.

(edited May 2016)


http://www.nzlii.org.../2009/1021.html
Loye v White [2009] NZLLA 1021 (1 September 2009)

Last Updated: 27 January 2012

Decision No. PH 1021/2009 – PH 1022/2009


IN THE MATTER of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989

AND

IN THE MATTER of an application pursuant to s.135 of the Act for suspension of General Manager's Certificate number GM 238/99 issued to IAN WALTER WHITE

BETWEEN JASON PETER LOYE
(Police Officer of Auckland)

Applicant

AND IAN WALTER WHITE

Respondent

AND

IN THE MATTER of an application by IAN WALTER WHITE pursuant to s.123 of the Act for renewal of a General Manager's Certificate

BEFORE THE LIQUOR LICENSING AUTHORITY

Quorum: J D Moorhead
Mr P M McHaffie

HEARING at AUCKLAND on 29 July 2009

APPEARANCES

Sergeant J P Loye – NZ Police – applicant and in opposition to renewal of General Manager’s Certificate
Mr I W White – respondent and applicant for renewal of General Manager’s Certificate
Mr A C Phillips – Auckland District Licensing Agency Inspector – to assist




http://www.alac.org....llter_White.PDF

Owned and managed Oscar's bar??
Where would he get the money from to do that?
Swindling people who have head injuries and theft as a servant in his previous positions that's where.
The ******** ************ ********** *********** leaves piles of his crap everywhere he goes destroying other people's lives in the process.
Something he get's his kicks out of.

But look there's more..

Not an owner, not a Director & not a Shareholder is he?
More false & misleading statments according to this information.

The Liquor Licensing Authority http://www.justice.g...nsing-authority / http://www.alac.org....ority-decisions / http://www.nzlii.org/nz/cases/NZLLA. should stop rubber stamping and do there job properly to stop ******* like Ian Walter WHITE.

Looks like the http://www.police.govt.nz will have plenty of solid evidence against him for further False Statements when his License renewal comes around in the near future.


http://www.business....53D%2526sd%253D


OSCARS BAR LIMITED

Last updated on 19 Aug 2010

Certificate of Incorporation All Company Details


Company Summary
Addresses
Directors (1)
Shareholdings (2)

Documents (6)
PPSR Search

Total Number of Shares:2000 Extensive Shareholding:No
Shareholders in Allocation:
Allocation 1:1000 shares


Phillip Michael MOLINEAUX


6 David Beattie Place, Birkenhead, Auckland ,
Allocation 2:1000 shares


Raewyn Leigh FAHEY


6 David Beattie Place, Birkenhead, Auckland , New Zealand

These are a couple of the files that http://www.acc.co.nz are entitled to have access to as they are publically available and not a "locked file".



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It's time other people out there in forumland were advised that the following person has a "History" of abusing people, women in particular, in the bar/hospitality industry, patrons as well as staff.

His name is Ian "The Reverend" Walter WHITE & he is far from religious.

"The Reverend" is his self-given nickname.

This creep gives people "Sob Stories" about his ex wife kicking him out of the relationship & has a Protection Order against him.

He also has a history of Personal Grievances against him (quite a few) which he has wormed himself out of in the past.

His past abuse has however been catching up with him.

He is known to have fallen through the Skylight, whilst perving at women in the Women's Toilets, at The Kaipara Tavern where he previously was employed & ended up with a black-eye, amongst other things.

Anyone whom has had the unfortunate chance to meet this guy who wears gold rimmed glasses, is around 50yrs of age, rotund, & walks around full of confidence & charm should report any abuse he has done to you or anyone you know to the Police.

He is known to the Police & the only way to stop others being subjected to abuse is to report it & ensure his unlawful behaviour is on the Police Profile database.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10791863

Official under investigation after Ellerslie incident
By Andrew Koubaridis
5:30 AM Wednesday Mar 14, 2012


An investigation has begun into an incident between a senior New Zealand racing official and a young woman at Ellerslie Racecourse at the weekend.

Dean Nowell, the chief handicapper for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR)
, tried to enter the track and was challenged by the woman, who was working as a gate attendant.

A complaint has been made to NZTR who are treating the incident as an employment issue.

It is understood Mr Nowell was accompanied by guests and took exception to being told he could not enter the area without tickets.

It is understood he tried to continue through the gates. He was given a trespass notice, asked to leave the track and the incident was referred to the racecourse inspector.

Asked about the trespass order, Mr Nowell said: "It's nothing to do with me".

He then refused to comment further and referred the Herald to NZTR chief executive Greg Purcell, who yesterday confirmed an investigation was under way.

"There was an incident at the weekend involving an NZTR employee and his entry at the gate into Ellerslie Racecourse.

"We're currently following a complaint in relation to the matter and are reviewing the incident.

"We've commenced an internal process and will be interviewing Mr Nowell in relation to the matter," he said.

He had received a report from the steward yesterday. Mr Nowell was still at work while the investigation was ongoing.

Ellerslie Racecourse chief executive Chris Weaver said he couldn't comment as it was a "private matter between the individuals".
By Andrew Koubaridis | Email Andrew

Here's what was not reported but is known through our networks.

The young woman is understood to have been physically assaulted.

The incident was recorded on cellphone.
We trust those whom have copies of this incident have handed footage to NZ Police http://www.police.govt.nz
and that the Police through the media request this footage.

Dean Nowell has a history of violence to vulnerable men and women.

His former wife left him as a result of his behavior to her and their daughter who was injured in a "train accident" when she was aged around 15 years old.
An incident he blamed his former wife for having happened - it's always the other person who he blames and not himself.
Why?

It's understood she suffered a head injury which may effect her thought processes.

He is known to have started frequenting brothels throughout the country, including in Wellington & Auckland soon after this incident.

Gross, what man would go and frequent such places when his own daughter was not much younger than those whom work in these places and whom he got his sexual gratification from?
Only a mentally unwell one would.

He is known to have subjected other persons to unsolicited behavior that has been over the years reported to the Police - they have a file on him - files that are only accessible by certain people within the Police force due to the nature of the information they contain.

It is not a "private matter between the individuals", it is an offense.

The Police should ensure he is prosecuted and brought before the courts

They should not let this incident be swept under the carpet with Nowell's ensuring another victim "is silenced"
with a monetary payment and she should not be intimidated by this creep with a very long history of abuse.
She must report what she was subjected to to the Police to ensure it is on there records and that they can then follow it up.

He has been rightly so trespassed but should also face criminal charges to ensure the matter is treated seriously and made an example of.
Who cares if he holds a Senior position - assault is assault.

It is understood a Restraining Order was obtained in the past in regards to previous unsolicited and unlawful behavior that he had inflicted on others and it was obtained to ensure he modified his behavior.
The complainants in that case have name suppression.

Clearly the Stopping Violence and Alcohol abuse programmes he was ordered to do have not gone far enough.

May we suggest other victims of this Dean Nowell have the courage to report historical unlawful incidents to the Police
and those that have knowledge of this latest incident do the same.
It may save another person the harm he is capable of inflicting on another victim that is unfortunate to have him cross their path.

It is not to be forgotten what happened in this following case in the same industry.
It is beside the point that in the NOWELL incident the victim is not his partner.

Dean Nowell needs serious help to address his "issues" which include his denials of causing these situations and his manipulative and controlling behavior.


http://www.nzracing.co.nz/

http://www.ellerslie.co.nz/

Meads sentence sets 'dangerous precedent'

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10716431

http://www.2shine.or...n-who-use-abuse

http://www.2shine.or...opping-violence

http://www.2shine.org.nz/no-excuses

http://www.2shine.or...myths-and-facts

http://www.2shine.org.nz/warning-signs
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

Those concerned will hopefully feel safe for a while whilst this thug is locked up.

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10801619

Two-time rapist jailed over attempted sex attack on teen
3:19 PM Thursday Apr 26, 2012


File photo / NZ Herald

A two-time rapist has received an indefinite jail term for the attempted sexual violation of a teenage girl.

Justin Ames Johnston, 41, has been sentenced in the High Court at Wellington to preventive detention with a minimum non-parole period of six years.

He has also received a concurrent sentence of six months' for threatening grievous bodily harm to her father, who chased him at the scene.

In December last year, Johnston was found guilty of attempted sexual violation of the teenager.

The father of the girl discovered Johnston in the backyard the Upper Hutt property where the 16-year-old was alone in a sleepout.

Johnston claimed to have been on the suburban section intending to commit a burglary.

However, the jury of six men and six women returned a unanimous guilty verdict.

Johnston had also changed his plea to guilty on a second charge - threatening to do grievous bodily harm to the girl's father.

As the father went outside to get wood for his fire on July 19 last year, he found Johnston lurking near the sleepout and chased him, grabbing him as he tried to scale a fence.

The father put Johnston in an armlock and then applied a choker hold. But when Johnston produced a garden fork and threatened him, the father let go.

A police dog tracked Johnston through the neighbourhood and located him.

The trial was told Johnston had two rape convictions and more than two dozen for burglary.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:18 PM

http://www.stuff.co....l-rapist-jailed

Serial rapist jailed

ROB KIDD
Last updated 12:26 18/07/2012


VIOLENT OFFENDER: Hendrix Pahi, 22, was jailed for more than a decade for violent sexual offending against three ex-partners.
Crime


A 22-year-old man who beat and raped three consecutive girlfriends was jailed for 11 ½ years at the High Court in Hamilton yesterday.

Hendrix Pahi’s
offending started in 2008 during a year-long relationship with the first victim, after Pahi accused his partner of being unfaithful.

His actions against all three women then followed a pattern of abuse, both physically and psychologically, until he had complete control over their lives.

Pahi often punched and kicked them and on several occasions strangled his victims.

In May he pleaded guilty to 32 charges – the majority of which represented the violence – but there were also seven charges of rape and four of kidnapping.

The other two victims were in a relationship with Pahi for a six- and three-month period and the nature of the offending was almost identical in each case.

Justice Graham Lang said the hallmarks were not just the excessive physical intimidation but also the fact he locked the women indoors for long periods of time to assert his dominance over them.

"Not surprisingly they lived in a complete state of fear and subjugation," the judge said.

Justice Lang said the victim impact statements revealed "catastrophic effects", not just for the women directly involved – one of whom was 16 at the time – but for their families, too.

Crown prosecutor Sheila Cameron
said one of the women had effectively gone into hiding, despite knowing Pahi would be jailed for a significant time.

"It’s going to be a very long time before they can come to terms with what you’ve done to them,’’ the judge said.

Pahi’s upbringing was discussed at some length and the court heard how his mother died when he was 12, leaving his unreliable father to bring him up.

As a young man he was itinerant for some time before living with his sister and the judge indicated it was likely that the turmoil through his formative years was at least partially responsible for his anger, alcohol and drug issues, which in turn triggered the offending.

Justice Lang highlighted anger management as the most serious problem and said if it was not addressed, Pahi would probably end up in court again on more serious charges.

A minimum period of imprisonment of seven years five months was also imposed.

CHARGES -

7x Rape

1x Unlawful sexual connection
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

Dean Nowell the mongrel, is a cruel twisted deviant with psychopathic tendencies who should have been thrown in jail for life years ago.

He never has shown geniune remorse for harm he has inflicted to his long list of victims, some of whom have been subjected to ongoing repeated
retraumatisations due to his serious mental disorders for over 20 years.

He is fully aware of the destructive unlawful behaviour he sadistically inflicts and pushes on his victims has driven them to the point of wanting to commit suicide on more than one ocassion.

Sadistic Personality Disorder
http://en.wikipedia....nality_disorder

His latest abuses are just what will push that person to do it.

He has no shame, he doesn't give an effen damn how much damage he does to other people's well-being.



May others who have been subjected to been repeatedly stalked and abused by such mongrels find the help they need through this website, http://www.nss.org.uk/ because there is very little, if any support for those who are not covered under the Domestic Violence Act in New Zealand.

http://www.acc.co.nz staff don't give a damn how much there clients have genuine Fears for their Personal Safety from effen beasts like

Dean Nowell

who is known unfavorably by the
http://www.police.govt.nz

He urgently needs a Compulsory Mental Health Assessment and Treatment for been a danger to the Safety of others.

The Stopping Violence course he was told to do and is understood to have already done in the past with Friendship House clearly hasn't worked for him.


Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

http://www.legislati.../DLM262176.html

Long may the vicious effen beast Dean "know-it-all" Nowell rot in hell.



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http://www.nzherald....jectid=10791863

Official under investigation after Ellerslie incident
By Andrew Koubaridis
5:30 AM Wednesday Mar 14, 2012


An investigation has begun into an incident between a senior New Zealand racing official and a young woman at Ellerslie Racecourse at the weekend.

Dean Nowell, the chief handicapper for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR)
, tried to enter the track and was challenged by the woman, who was working as a gate attendant.

A complaint has been made to NZTR who are treating the incident as an employment issue.

It is understood Mr Nowell was accompanied by guests and took exception to being told he could not enter the area without tickets.

It is understood he tried to continue through the gates. He was given a trespass notice, asked to leave the track and the incident was referred to the racecourse inspector.

Asked about the trespass order, Mr Nowell said: "It's nothing to do with me".

He then refused to comment further and referred the Herald to NZTR chief executive Greg Purcell, who yesterday confirmed an investigation was under way.

"There was an incident at the weekend involving an NZTR employee and his entry at the gate into Ellerslie Racecourse.

"We're currently following a complaint in relation to the matter and are reviewing the incident.

"We've commenced an internal process and will be interviewing Mr Nowell in relation to the matter," he said.

He had received a report from the steward yesterday. Mr Nowell was still at work while the investigation was ongoing.

Ellerslie Racecourse chief executive Chris Weaver said he couldn't comment as it was a "private matter between the individuals".
By Andrew Koubaridis | Email Andrew

Here's what was not reported but is known through our networks.

The young woman is understood to have been physically assaulted.

The incident was recorded on cellphone.
We trust those whom have copies of this incident have handed footage to NZ Police http://www.police.govt.nz
and that the Police through the media request this footage.

Dean Nowell has a history of violence to vulnerable men and women.

His former wife left him as a result of his behavior to her and their daughter who was injured in a "train accident" when she was aged around 15 years old.
An incident he blamed his former wife for having happened - it's always the other person who he blames and not himself.
Why?

It's understood she suffered a head injury which may effect her thought processes.

He is known to have started frequenting brothels soon after this incident.

Gross, what man would go and frequent such places when his own daughter was not much younger than those whom work in these places and whom he got his sexual gratification from?
Only a mentally unwell one would.

He is known to have subjected other persons to unsolicited behavior that has been over the years reported to the Police - they have a file on him - files that are only accessible by certain people within the Police force due to the nature of the information they contain.

It is not a "private matter between the individuals", it is an offense.

The Police should ensure he is prosecuted and brought before the courts

They should not let this incident be swept under the carpet with Nowell's ensuring another victim "is silenced"
with a monetary payment and she should not be intimidated by this creep with a very long history of abuse.
She must report what she was subjected to to the Police to ensure it is on there records and that they can then follow it up.

He has been rightly so trespassed but should also face criminal charges to ensure the matter is treated seriously and made an example of.
Who cares if he holds a Senior position - assault is assault.

It is understood a Restraining Order was obtained in the past in regards to previous unsolicited and unlawful behavior that he had inflicted on others and it was obtained to ensure he modified his behavior.
The complainants in that case have name suppression.

Clearly the Stopping Violence and Alcohol abuse programmes he was ordered to do have not gone far enough.

May we suggest other victims of this Dean Nowell have the courage to report historical unlawful incidents to the Police
and those that have knowledge of this latest incident do the same.
It may save another person the harm he is capable of inflicting on another victim that is unfortunate to have him cross their path.

It is not to be forgotten what happened in this following case in the same industry.
It is beside the point that in the NOWELL incident the victim is not his partner.

Dean Nowell needs serious help to address his "issues" which include his denials of causing these situations and his manipulative and controlling behavior.


http://www.nzracing.co.nz/

http://www.ellerslie.co.nz/

Meads sentence sets 'dangerous precedent'

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10716431

http://www.2shine.or...n-who-use-abuse

http://www.2shine.or...opping-violence

http://www.2shine.org.nz/no-excuses

http://www.2shine.or...myths-and-facts

http://www.2shine.org.nz/warning-signs

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

http://www.news.com....9-1226500976698

IN the week since Western Australia's public sex offender register was launched, more than 60,000 people have visited the website and over 20,000 have requested further information about predators in their areas.

The Community Protection website was launched on October 15 as a tool to give the public information about dangerous and high risk sex offenders.

The website has been divided into three tiers for different types of offenders.

Tier one is for sex offenders who have gone underground and do not comply with their reporting obligations.

Information includes their date of birth, physical description, name and known aliases.

Tier two is for repeat or highly dangerous sex offenders. Users of the system can request a photograph of such an offender living in their postcode and adjoining postcodes.

Tier three allows guardians to request information about a specific person who has regular unsupervised contact with their child.


So far, 63,453 people have visited the website, 20,119 people have made tier-two requests for information, 333 people made tier-two 'assistance with application' requests, and two people made tier-three requests.

Police say there have been no incidents of misuse of the website.

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Justine Davies

We always assume that it will never happen to our own children, but according to the Australian Institute of Criminology up to 30 percent of children experience childhood sexual abuse, with five to 10 percent experiencing severe abuse. Chances are that you know a number of people who were sexually abused in some way as children; chances are that a child you know is currently being abused but is staying quiet due to fear or shame or embarrassment. It’s a terrible realization.

On Monday, Australia’s first-ever public sex offender register went live (see the ‘How it works’ box below for details). An initiative of the Western Australian (WA) state government, it has been developed to provide the public with information on known sex offenders who are living in WA. The ultimate aim is to raise public awareness and enhance the safety of children. You can access the website here.

Of course, it’s not just the stranger in the next suburb who we as parents need to be wary of …

Western Australia Police Minister, Liza Harvey, says the website will help with the protection and safety of children and the community by providing the public with access to information on known child sex offenders; opponents of the scheme fear that the publicly available information could lead to vigilante attacks, cases of mistaken identity and an increased risk that perpetrators could drop out of rehabilitation progams and reoffend.

From a personal viewpoint, I acknowledge the concerns of the scheme opponents – but I’d love to see the introduction of a similar website in my home state and, if it was available, I would most definitely use it. How about you?


Of course it’s not open slather. The only information that’s available to anyone and everyone are details of missing offenders – reportable child sex offenders who have absconded. Any other information, including photos of dangerous and high-risk offenders living in your suburb and checks on specific adults who have unsupervised access to your children, has to be applied for personally.

Nevertheless, limited information is better than no information and an initiative which raises awareness of and helps to protect against child sexual abuse is a good thing. Of course, it’s not just the stranger in the next suburb who we as parents need to be wary of …

Interestingly, according to Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Noye from WA's Child Sex Crimes Squad, a British trial of a child-sex register was used mainly by people checking on family members. I suppose it’s not that surprising really – call it instinct – given that the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (2005) Personal Safety Survey founds that of all those who reported having been victimised sexually before the age of 15 years, only eleven percent were victimised by a stranger. Most commonly, child sexual abuse was perpetrated by:

30% - A male relative other than the victim’s father or stepfather

16% - A family friend

16% - An acquaintance or neighbour

15% - Another known person

13% - The father or stepfather

As I said at the beginning, we always assume that it will never happen to our own children - and this complacent assumption, along with the culture of shamed silence that defines the issue of child sexual abuse, helps to provide an environment in which perpetrators can flourish. In my view, a government-run website which raises awareness, provides useful information to parents and - yes – names and shames the worst offenders is a fantastic initiative. I hope that the other states follow suit.


How it works

The Community Protection Website provides any member of the public with access to photographs and certain information on Western Australia’s most dangerous and high-risk sexual offenders. The website provides three tiers of information access as follows:

Tier One - Missing offenders. The information on this tier is available to any member of the public who wants access to photographs and details of reportable offenders who have absconded.

Tier Two – Local dangerous and high-risk offenders. Under the second tier a member of the public can make an application for photographs of any repeat child sex offenders and those deemed dangerous offenders who live in their suburb or adjoining suburbs.

Tier Three – Disclosure scheme. The third tier allows parents or guardians to inquire with WA Police whether a specific person, who has regular unsupervised contact with their child, is a reportable offender.



What is your view? Would you use a public sex offenders register if one was introduced to your state?
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Clare's Law

http://www.guardian....ence-clares-law


A history of violence: is Clare's Law working?

When Clare Wood was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, a scheme was set up to allow women to see details of their partner's violent past. Six months on, Steve Boggan finds out if 'Clare's Law' is working


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Michael Brown with a picture of his daughter Clare
'I couldn't take it in. I was numb': Michael Brown who has campaigned for Clare's Law after his daughter was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Photograph: Gary Calton for the Observer

She finds it hard to believe now, but when Ellen was punched in the throat by her new boyfriend, she wondered whether the attack might have been her fault. "He leapt up and hit me with the ball of his hand and began yelling at me," she says, "and I remember standing there gasping for breath and asking myself whether it was me – did I do something wrong?"

The thought of anyone attacking Ellen is unnerving. She is a petite 41-year-old artist; we've met at her studio in Manchester. "I was terrified," she remembers. "All I had done was put a blanket over him when he fell asleep on my couch and there he was, threatening me and shouting.

"I kept asking him to leave," she continues, "before he could hurt me again, and eventually I got him out, but I was left wondering whether it was just a bad reaction to being woken up. I thought there was something wrong with him, but you can't help asking whether it's you – was it your fault?"

Although she sometimes looks a little fragile, Ellen has a ready smile and an appealing line in self-deprecation; in her studio her vibrant paintings betray nothing of a troubled past.

"I had been in a violent relationship years before, and that just contributed to my uncertainty," she explains. "You lose confidence in yourself – in your choices and your ability to recognise people who could be bad for you."

Until six months ago, women in Ellen's position have had to rely on their own judgement. But last September, a one-year Home Office experiment called the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme was rolled out in Greater Manchester, Wiltshire, Nottingham and Gwent that enables victims such as Ellen to ask the police if the person in their life has a history of domestic violence.

"A friend told me about the scheme and so I plucked up the courage to walk into a police station and ask the question," she says. "I had to know the truth about this man and whether I should give him another chance." What she found was potentially life-changing: the boyfriend had a long history of abuse, harassment and violence against women.

"He was a serial abuser, and I probably would have been the next person he abused," says Ellen. "I can't tell you what this has meant to me." Knowing his past, Ellen walked away from the relationship. "It could have saved me from more violence, more pain, more heartache. It could have saved my life."

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme was created after the murder of 36-year-old Clare Wood, killed by her ex-boyfriend, George Appleton, in February 2009. Like "Sarah's Law", which allows parents controlled access to the Sex Offenders Register following the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne in 2000 by a known paedophile, "Clare's Law" is the result of a campaign by the victim's family, in Clare's case Michael Brown, who discovered that his daughter had been lied to by Appleton about his past.

"I never liked Appleton," Brown tells me. A wiry 69-year-old Scot, he used to be a caterer at Armley Prison in Leeds; he had spent eight years in close contact with convicted criminals. "For no apparent reason, the first time I met him I just said to myself: 'I do not like this man', and I told Clare so. He had told Clare that he had been to prison, but only for driving offences, and she took his word. She had no reason to be worried. After all, they were only driving offences."

Clare had been off her father's radar for several weeks at the start of the year, but that wasn't unusual. "She had a habit of not topping up her mobile phone, so I wasn't too worried," says Brown. "Then as I was leaving the prison one night one of the officers said there was a call for me." It was a detective from Greater Manchester Police; she told him they had found his daughter's body. "I couldn't take it in at first. I was numb." Clare, who had an eight- year-old daughter of her own, had been strangled by Appleton near her home in Salford.

"It turned out she had been subjected to months of harassment and assaults by Appleton," says Brown. "But she hadn't said anything to me." He shakes his head. "I was the same when I was young. If I found myself in difficulties, I didn't like to burden my parents either."

In the weeks that followed, it emerged that Appleton had an appalling record of violence against women, including repeated instances of harassment, threats, stalking and aggravated burglary. He had kidnapped one former girlfriend at knifepoint. An Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation later found "individual and systemic" failures in Greater Manchester Police's handling of the case: on one occasion they had taken 24 hours to respond to an emergency call for help when Appleton was banging on Clare's door, threatening to kill her. Six days after he carried out that threat, he hanged himself.

"When I heard about his history of violence, I couldn't help think that if Clare had known about it, she could have made an informed decision not to spend her future with him," says Brown. "At the time I knew nothing about domestic violence. I did some research and was shocked. It's rife."

The latest statistics indicate that one in four women and one in six men will suffer some kind of domestic abuse during their lifetime. In 2011/2012, domestic violence accounted for 15% of all violent incidents in England and Wales (though only a fraction of cases are ever reported); according to the Crime Survey of England and Wales 1.2 million women and 800,000 men reported being victims of domestic abuse last year.

"Each time I met politicians or police officers, I would ask them why women – and men – shouldn't have the right to know about their partner's past if they had begun to experience violence from them," says Brown. "I got lots of apologies, but no straight answers, so I just kept on asking." Brown could not know, but the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) had been asking similar questions. During the inquest into Clare's death, Detective Superintendent Phil Owen of Greater Manchester Police, who gave evidence on behalf of the force, passed a briefing paper to the coroner, Jennifer Leeming, outlining ACPO proposals for allowing greater disclosure in cases where victims could be said to be in imminent danger from a partner. Clare's Law was born.

"It's only a pilot scheme and it's only half-way through, but I'm hearing positive things about it," says Brown. "It has resulted in a huge change in attitudes among the police. In the past they used to ignore 'domestics', but now they're taking them seriously. I know that my daughter's last moments were spent kicking and screaming. I also know that she would have got out a lot sooner if she had known what a violent man Appleton was. If Clare's Law allows even one woman to get out of such a relationship, then her death won't have been in vain."

Anyone can use Clare's Law, either someone who has become concerned about a partner's abusive behaviour or a third party – a mother, father, friend – concerned for someone in a potentially dangerous relationship. But the information isn't handed out lightly – requests go before the police and agencies ranging from social services to the Probation Service and the NSPCC – and information is only disclosed if there is believed to be an imminent risk of harm. The person receiving the information may not divulge it to anyone else – if they do, they can be prosecuted under the Data Protection Act.

James Baker made a request on behalf of his 25-year-old daughter Sandy last December after a new boyfriend had begun to frighten her. "She met him in a work situation and very quickly he let his intentions be known," says Baker. An accountant who lives near his daughter in Urmston, Manchester, Baker is typical of many parents; concerned but not pushy. He says he thought long and hard before making the request – he knew that interfering could have been counterproductive.

"At first Sandy was flattered by all the attention, but then it became obsessive," he says. "There were constant phone calls and sometimes more than 50 texts a day. Then when the boyfriend didn't get his own way, his behaviour got worse – he would try to stop her going out with her friends and when he failed he would damage things belonging to her. It was a nightmare. She broke it off several times, but he would keep demanding that she take him back. She was very frightened."

Baker finally made a Clare's Law request after being told by a friend that the boyfriend had allegedly attacked a former girlfriend. The police made the disclosure to father and daughter together. "It turned out he had been convicted twice before for harassment," says Baker. "The police only gave us the information they said we needed, and nothing going back more than three years, but it was enough for my daughter to decide never to see him again."

The night Sandy was given the disclosure, some of her friends took her out. When they returned to her home, one went upstairs and found the boyfriend prowling in one of her rooms. He escaped through a window but during a subsequent police search, officers found evidence he had been hiding in her attic. He has since been convicted of harassment and is awaiting sentence. '"As a family we've been taking it in turns to stay with Sandy – she absolutely refuses to leave her home," says Baker. "At least Clare's Law got Sandy away from him before something terrible happened."

Sandy is part of a close-knit family, but often women can be at their most vulnerable when they leave a relationship with a known abuser. The scheme offers police help – from changing locks to installing panic alarms – but there are concerns that Clare's Law could fail if support services are not adequately funded.

Karen Ingala Smith is chief executive of NIA, a London charity that has supported victims of domestic abuse for more than 40 years. She tells me she is "generally supportive" of Clare's Law, "but there's no point informing someone they're in a potentially abusive relationship without giving them the help they need to get out of it."

Ingala Smith points out that over the past few years, budgets and grants for domestic violence services in local authorities and to independent agencies have been slashed. "What if a woman finds out that she is with a man with a history of violence, but funding cuts mean she can't access help to leave him? She then has to stay in the relationship knowing that she is with a person who has the capacity to harm her."

The Home Office boasts that it is "providing £28m of funding for specialist domestic and sexual violence services over the next four years"; research conducted by Lancaster University for the Department of Trade and Industry in 2009 estimated that the cost to the nation of domestic violence in the previous year amounted to £15.7bn.

Some women's groups oppose the scheme. Sandra Horley, chief executive of Refuge, the domestic abuse charity, says: "Clare's Law sounds good on paper, but in reality it will do little to protect the majority of abused women. Simply knowing that your partner is violent isn't going to keep a woman safe. What keeps women safe is strong protection from the police. In general, police practice around domestic violence is lamentable." But there is evidence that attitudes to domestic violence are changing, and few privacy groups have raised objections to the scheme.

Soon the government will be considering whether Clare's Law ought to be rolled out nationally. "I have no doubts about it at all," says Ellen Lyndley. "I honestly believe this will protect people from violence, death even. At the very least, it saved me."

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Tolley defends possible sex offender register

7:33 PM Tuesday Nov 13, 2012


Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley. File photo / NZPA

Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has defended the idea of introducing a register of sex offenders, saying government will make privacy paramount but no system is immune to human error.

The Government plans to introduce a comprehensive management scheme similar to one run in Britain, in which officials keep track of the addresses, jobs, family relationships and other details of serious offenders once they are released from prison.


It would cover dangerous repeat violent offenders and sex offenders. The information would be available to government agencies and not the public.

Police and Corrections have begun policy work, including producing a report and a timeline for introducing the management scheme, including the register of sex offenders.

"It's quite a big piece of work. It's not just a list of offenders; it's a management system that manages offenders from the time they leave prison, almost for the rest of their lives."

Mrs Tolley said she couldn't rule out human error, but the Government would take security seriously given the privacy breaches with ACC, Work and Income, the Inland Revenue Department and the Ministry of Education's Novopay payroll system.

"It's paramount, because yes it can be very detrimental to someone who is being well managed in the community if suddenly a community finds out their history. You do have to make sure you have a secure system."

Tolley has rejected criticism from Labour that a register of sex offenders would only contain information already held by the Ministry of Justice.

In 2004, a Parliamentary select committee dismissed a member's bill to set up a sex offenders register, because police and experts in the area had advised it would not be helpful.

However, Mrs Tolley said offenders were not being adequately monitored once released from prison.

"We literally wait for them to reoffend before we pick them up again."

Labour's police spokesman Kris Faafoi said frontline officers would struggle to monitor those on a register.

"I am sure frontline officers will be left asking 'who is going to do that?' at a time when National is cutting back our frontline policing capability," said Mr Faafoi.

- APNZ

Australia name & shame them with images of them as well.

New Zealand should so the same, it may help prevent another person been subjected to such unlawful acts.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Related topic

Childhood Sexual Abuse is an Insidious Crime

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:37 PM

Edward Livingstone may be dead now but to the best of our knowledge Ian Walter White who also has a criminal conviction for arson & has a violent history is still alive.


Edward Livingstone, who shot kids, had arson conviction
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A Dunedin man who shot dead his two children in January this year had an arson conviction in relation to an ex-girlfriend,
TVNZ has reported.

In January Edward Livingstone killed his two children, 9-year-old Bradley and 6-year-old Ellen, at their home in the Dunedin suburb of St Leonards. His body was also found in the house.

Thirty years ago Livingstone had tried to burn down a former girlfriend’s house in Sydney, Australia, TVNZ reported tonight.

That offence was prompted by his then girlfriend announcing she was leaving him, according to the report.

Livingstone separated from his estranged Dunedin wife in May 2013.

Before murdering his children he had twice breached a protection order.

Commenting on the historic arson offending Justice Minister Judith Collins said it appeared to ‘‘show an attitude about getting your own way that would be very concerning".

Collins said the original offence was 30 years old and may or may not have made a difference. ‘‘My understanding is the information concerning his convictions would have been covered by the clean slate legislation (in New Zealand),’’ Collins told TVNZ.

In Dunedin Livingstone worked for the Corrections Department.

He began working at Otago Prison in November 2007 as an administration support officer. The job involved logging details of prisoners.
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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:09 PM

It's overdue they had a publicly available list of those with Protection Orders against them to cease the snowball effect on innocent and vulnerable persons in the wider community.

The wider community are equally as vulnerable to these psychopath thugs that do such acts to there families and also go on and do it to others.

How many of these thugs are in denial of their behavior?

How many of them then go on and need Restraining Orders against them because they carry on the cycle of Abuse, stalking and insidious harassment?

We know of more than one sad to say who fit in to those categories.

Leopards don't change there spots either by attending Non Violence or anger Management courses.

These A/H's need ongoing in-house treatment.

Police introduce family violence disclosure scheme

https://nzfvc.org.nz...sclosure-scheme

New Zealand Police have introduced a Family Violence Information Disclosure Scheme (FVIDS). This is based on a UK initiative known as Clare’s Law, which allows a person (or concerned family or friends) to request information from Police as to whether their partner has a family violence history.

New Zealand Police state: "Any person can make enquiries about a person they are in a relationship with if they have concerns about their safety. Any concerned third party, such as a parent or friend can make an application however; they would not necessarily receive the information about the individual concerned. It may be more appropriate to provide the information to the partner or another person who is best placed to protect the potential victim."

Police will consider disclosure on a case-by-case basis and only after applying a legal test to ensure it is lawful. Disclosure must be within 20 days of application but where there is a serious threat to a partner and/or their children, an urgent disclosure can be made within 24 hours. Superintendent Tusha Penny, National Manager Prevention, said "The Official Information and Privacy Acts already enable police to disclose such information. FVIDS is about improving the quality of service we provide to potential victims. ... Information sharing is an issue that our staff grapple with daily. This system supports our staff to potentially save lives."

Requests can be made in person at a police station or by telephoning or emailing police. Further information is available on the New Zealand Police website.

Clare's Law - UK experience

The UK disclosure scheme was dubbed 'Clare's Law' after 36 year old Clare Wood, who was murdered in her home by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton in 2009. He had a history of violence against women, including kidnapping an ex-partner at knifepoint, which Clare was unaware of. The scheme was launched in 2014 after a 14 month pilot.

The assessment of the pilot found that overall, those involved in the pilot were positive about the disclosure scheme (police officers, partner agencies and applicants). The report says,

"Overall, those involved in the pilot were positive about the disclosure scheme (police officers, partner agencies and applicants). The scheme was perceived as a useful way of providing individuals with information to help them make a more informed choice about 4 their relationship, and was seen to have encouraged multi-agency working around domestic abuse.
Practitioners highlighted the importance of having a safety plan in place following a disclosure and having a support worker attend a disclosure alongside the police, in order to give a potential victim immediate support. Respondents involved in the research who received a disclosure with a support worker present found this useful. Practitioners felt it was essential that there was sufficient support service coverage in place if the scheme was rolled-out.
Overall, almost all respondents involved in the research were satisfied with their experience of the scheme. The majority of respondents who had received a disclosure felt that the information had helped them to make a more informed choice about their relationship. Most stated they would keep a closer eye out for warning signs of domestic abuse in their relationship following the disclosure."

The report outlines issues experienced during the pilot and recommendations.

In January 2015, the BBC reported there had been more than 3760 applications under the law in less than a year of operation, which resulted in 1335 disclosures.

Media

Protective measure welcomed, Otago Daily Times, 19.12.2015

Disclosure scheme to increase safety of family violence victims, Beehive, 17.12.2015

Find out your partner's history of abuse, NZ Herald, 17.12.2015

Government announces new disclosure scheme to alert people to a partner's violent criminal past, Stuff, 17.12.2015

Govt launches scheme to tackle family violence, 3 News, 17.12.2015

New scheme for disclosing a partner's criminal past, Radio NZ, 17.12.2015

New Police powers to disclose violent histories, NewsTalk ZB, 17.12.2015

Convictions released under new domestic violence scheme, 3 News, 17.12.2015

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 12:51 PM

This type of behaviour has been going on for years and years online.

Unfortunately the snowball effect flows on on to other victims/ complainants who are not in relationships with those that have committed Domestic Violence and is also done to those who are eligible for and have Restraining Orders in place ( as per the provisions of the Harassment Act http://www.legislati.../DLM417078.html ) by these very same perpetrators who have subjected there now former partners to.


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Domestic violence and Facebook: harassment takes new forms in the social media age

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Domestic violence is now widely recognised as a national crisis. However, there are significant gaps in responses to the intimate violence enabled by social media platforms like Facebook.

Cyberstalking, non-consensual internet pornography, exposing private information, reputation damage, impersonation or false representation, and other online attacks carried and amplified by networking technologies constitute the new face of violence against women. Technology-based domestic violence also includes using Facebook to monitor, track and harass victims’ children, friends and family members.

Such pervasive and intimate abuses of trust further isolate victims from their social supports – especially when victims are compelled to close down or withdraw altogether from social media.
The rise of online harassment

In Australia, the law is yet to catch up with these new forms of networked digital abuse against women. This is especially the case with “revenge pornography” disseminated via social media. Facebook has become a powerful tool for perpetrators to maintain power and control in new, ubiquitous and targeted ways – for example, by posting intimate photos of a victim on her work webpage.

In the social media age, when image and reputation are everything, perpetrators can devastate their partner or ex-partner psychologically, socially and financially, while remaining cloaked in anonymity from cyberspace.

Research conducted in the US found more than one in four stalking victims reported suffering some form of cyberstalking. The majority of these victims identified the stalker as a former intimate partner.

The US-based Pew Research Centre reports that 66% of internet users who have experienced online harassment said their most recent incident occurred on a social networking site. This is by far the most common form of online harassment.

Only 16% of those surveyed experienced harassment and abuse in online gaming environments. While gaming culture’s hegemonic masculinity has received extensive critique, the abuse hosted on social media platforms like Facebook is relatively uncharted – especially in the Australian context.

On the front line of domestic violence prevention, Australian women’s centre workers have observed increasing numbers of women who have been harassed, stalked and found through Facebook.
Facebook, feminism and free speech

It is perhaps ironic that so much digital intimate violence occurs on social media platforms. In recent years, Facebook’s “face” has been both female and feminist. Sheryl Sandberg, a Facebook executive and author, has been lauded as “the Betty Friedan of her generation” for urging women to transform their lives by working harder.

Social media is becoming a dangerous place for society’s most vulnerable women. But for elites like Sandberg, it presents new opportunities for advancement. Her success narrative – flying through Harvard, Google and Facebook as a tech-savvy entrepreneur surrounded by other educated and enlightened elites (supportive husbands, male mentors and family members) – is not one many subjugated women will relate to.

These women’s lives are typically more messy, complicated and dangerous than that. Victims are locked in a psychological and sociopolitical bind. They are put under pressure to exercise agency in their life and in their work. But, at the same time, both the abuser and hegemonic masculinity generally are undermining their autonomy.

Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook’s most visible female ‘face’. Reuters/Mike Blake

While Sandberg is Facebook’s most visible female face, the majority of tech companies are staffed by men and reproduce a culture of hegemonic masculinity. Most moderators are young men who inevitably bring their own unconscious biases to the definition of “community standards” and what constitutes a threat.

Postings and pages celebrating the abuse of women have been permitted to remain on Facebook under the category of controversial “humour”. The concern with these sites is not just that they reveal the extent of abusive behaviour in relationships, but that, by publicising and glorifying domestic violence, they normalise dysfunctional relationships.

Facebook’s ubiquity in contemporary social life means victims can feel constantly under surveillance or under attack. This can exacerbate existing anxiety and hyper-vigilance.

There is frequent tension in the Facebook philosophy between protecting users’ free speech and protecting other users from gender-based abuse. Facebook’s liberal individualism has produced some illiberal effects.

Taking domestic violence seriously at a systemic and cultural level must include questioning the hegemonic masculinity and neoliberal values that now flow seamlessly across both public and private spheres.

Ultimately, addressing violence against women must include addressing the wider cultural, gender and class-based bias that implicitly blames and shames some victims for the “choices” they make in their real and virtual personal lives.

The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line – 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
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Sudden death in Rotorua 'suspicious' (+video)

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UPDATE: A body has been removed from a Peace St address this afternoon.

Funeral directors removed the body just after 2pm.

Earlier a Rotorua locksmith was called to the property to unlock a door.

The locksmith later told the Rotorua Daily Post it was not the usual sort of callout they received. However, he said they had a contractual arrangement with the police for confidentiality and were unable to comment further.

Police and forensic experts are still carrying out investigations at the property.

EARLIER: Forensic scientists have been called in following the suspicious death of a person in residential Rotorua yesterday.

Police detectives cordoned off the residential scene on Peace St, Fenton Park, last night following a report at 4.27pm of a person dead at home.

Senior Sergeant Malcolm Collins said the matter was being treated as a suspcious death but no arrests had been made.
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''At this stage we have to confirm things and we are waiting for the coroner but we will be looking to it more today,'' he said.

''Forensic scientists will travel down from Auckland to help investigate the incident today.''

Continued below.

A scene guard was in place at the property overnight.

The scene guard at the scene this morning said the body was still inside the house and the resident who lived in the apartment above had stayed there last night.

Peace St resident Mike Tennent said he arrived home about 5.30pm and there were a couple of people talking to the police.

"There was an older person who used to live there but the house had been empty for a few months. Then it looked like a flatting situation. There's always multiple cars parked outside.
The Peace St property. Photo/Ben Fraser The Peace St property. Photo/Ben Fraser


"The police cleared out about 6.30pm, there were no flood lights or anything like that that they would usually have in a murder scene.

"If it's a suicide or a drug overdose then those can happen anywhere, but if it's a murder we start to worry a touch but usually things happen for a reason and it's not like someone was shooting up the neighbourhood."

A nearby neighbour said she knew the man who lived in the house where the body lay and she had spoken to him on a number of occasions.

She said he had rented out the top apartment and lived by himself in the bottom apartment.

"We got on well, he was very quiet and kept to himself . . . It's sad to have something like that happen and not know why.

"It's generally a really quiet and nice street. It's really sad."

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UPDATE: A body has been removed from a Peace St address this afternoon.

Funeral directors removed the body just after 2pm.

Earlier a Rotorua locksmith was called to the property to unlock a door.

The locksmith later told the Rotorua Daily Post it was not the usual sort of callout they received. However, he said they had a contractual arrangement with the police for confidentiality and were unable to comment further.

Police and forensic experts are still carrying out investigations at the property.

EARLIER: Forensic scientists have been called in following the suspicious death of a person in residential Rotorua yesterday.

Police detectives cordoned off the residential scene on Peace St, Fenton Park, last night following a report at 4.27pm of a person dead at home.

Senior Sergeant Malcolm Collins said the matter was being treated as a suspcious death but no arrests had been made.
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''At this stage we have to confirm things and we are waiting for the coroner but we will be looking to it more today,'' he said.

''Forensic scientists will travel down from Auckland to help investigate the incident today.''

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Body removed from Peace St address


A scene guard was in place at the property overnight.

The scene guard at the scene this morning said the body was still inside the house and the resident who lived in the apartment above had stayed there last night.

Peace St resident Mike Tennent said he arrived home about 5.30pm and there were a couple of people talking to the police.

"There was an older person who used to live there but the house had been empty for a few months. Then it looked like a flatting situation. There's always multiple cars parked outside.
The Peace St property. Photo/Ben Fraser The Peace St property. Photo/Ben Fraser


"The police cleared out about 6.30pm, there were no flood lights or anything like that that they would usually have in a murder scene.

"If it's a suicide or a drug overdose then those can happen anywhere, but if it's a murder we start to worry a touch but usually things happen for a reason and it's not like someone was shooting up the neighbourhood."

A nearby neighbour said she knew the man who lived in the house where the body lay and she had spoken to him on a number of occasions.

She said he had rented out the top apartment and lived by himself in the bottom apartment.

"We got on well, he was very quiet and kept to himself . . . It's sad to have something like that happen and not know why.

"It's generally a really quiet and nice street. It's really sad."


- Rotorua Daily Post

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Suspicious Rotorua death, police name deceased

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A house in Fenton Park, Rotorua, is cordoned off after an unexplained death.

The man who was found dead at his Rotorua house on Tuesday has been named.

Bay of Plenty police are investigating how Ian Walter White, 58, died in his Fenton Park home.

They are treating his death as suspicious.

District field crime manager, Detective Senior Sergeant Lew Warner, said White's body had been discovered about 4.30pm.

"Our thoughts are with Mr White's family as we continue with our investigation into the circumstances of his death," said Warner.

"At this stage it is not clear exactly what has occurred so we are keeping an open mind and are talking to a number of people to help build a picture of his movements and anyone he might have interacted with prior to his death."

On Tuesday, Senior Sergeant Mike Membery said the Criminal Investigations Branch was investigating.

Police received a phone call at 4.27pm on Tuesday, saying there was a person dead inside the house.

"The scene is being secured and is under guard. We need to confirm what has happened at the address and to the deceased person."

A post-mortem is scheduled for Thursday.

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Dead man's name released

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The name of a man whose body was found in his Rotorua home has been released, as a couple who live upstairs reveal they have changed their locks because they are scared.

The body of Ian Walter White, 58, was found at his Peace St, Fenton Park home about 4.30pm on Tuesday. District field crime manager Detective Senior Sergeant Lew Warner said his death was being treated as suspicious.

"Our thoughts are with Mr White's family as we continue with our investigation into the circumstances of his death," Mr Warner said.

"At this stage, it is not clear exactly what has occurred so we are keeping an open mind and are talking to a number of people to help build a picture of his movements and anyone he might have interacted with prior to his death."

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The body of Ian Walter White is removed from the Peace St address yesterday. Photo/Ben Fraser


An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Yesterday, forensic scientists arrived from Auckland to join police carrying out a scene investigation. Funeral directors removed a body from the two-storey brick house just after 2pm.

The Rotorua Daily Post spoke to a man and woman who live in the flat above where Mr White's body was found. Speaking on the condition they were not named, they said they did not hear or notice anything unusual before they were told about the body by police.

The couple, who moved to New Zealand three months ago, had locksmiths change the locks to their upstairs flat yesterday "to be safe".

"I'm a little bit scared because it's the first time something like this has happened to us . . . we only just moved to the country and this happens," the woman said.

The man said he was not sure how to feel. "We still don't really know what happened . . . it's a shock. We will still stay here. We can't think of anything else right now, so it will take a few days to work out what to do."

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Police investigate a suspicious death in Peace St in Rotorua. Photo/Ben Fraser


They said they believed Mr White lived by himself.

Although they didn't see him very often, he was "nice".

Peace St resident Mike Tennent said he arrived home about 5.30pm on Tuesday and saw a couple of people talking to the police.

"If it's a suicide or a drug overdose then those can happen anywhere, but if it's a murder we start to worry a touch but usually things happen for a reason, and it's not like someone was shooting up the neighbourhood."

Another neighbour said she knew Mr White and had spoken to him on a number of occasions.

"We got on well, he was very quiet and kept to himself . . . it's sad to have something like that happen and not know why. It's generally a really quiet and nice street. It's really sad."

- Rotorua Daily Post

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