Posts Tagged ‘Wanganui’

The tar-and-feathers mob ready for Wilson

Friday, August 31st, 2012

You don’t have to be a believer to say amen to Wanganui Catholic priest David Bell’s opposition to community leaders’ plans to hound paroled sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson out of town. Mayor Annette Main’s call to shun him was not a message Christians could adopt, said Monsignor Bell, adding that those who are threatening Read more

Whanganui DHB alternative therapies trial courageous

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Warm, fuzzy media headlines are the order of the day when Police dogs or All Blacks visit hospital patients. Try introducing a trial of alternative therapies like Whanganui District Health Board is doing and the headlines become accusatory and dismissive. A range of therapies including Reiki, Christian prayer, Maori healing and massage will be on offer to Read more

Complaint laid in unholy row on prayer

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Controversy over Wanganui District council’s prayer has flared again, with one councillor facing possible suspension after a complaint was laid against him by a colleague.

Councillor Clive Solomon has laid a Code of Conduct complaint against Councillor Rob Vinsen, alleging a number of breaches of the “understanding and expectations” requirements of the code.

The complaint relates to comments made by Mr Vinsen in emails regarding the council’s prayer.

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