Here's a great example of people working to solve the housing problem in a practical and meaningful way...

The Auckland housing market has been facing a crisis for quite some time – you only have to watch the news or read the paper to know that. So the Auckland Community Housing Providers' Network have launched a campaign called 18 for 4, to bring some real change to housing in New Zealand's...
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This photo my son took of a Trump rally on the news says all that needs to said. Obviously attention to detail when making shit up isn't Trump's strong suit.
We have another great movie giveaway....

From the creators of Shrek comes the biggest, loudest, craziest party ever. Find your happy place with the new DreamWorks Animation movie Trolls, opening in cinemas December 1st.

Watch the trailer here: [ Link ]

20th Century Fox NZ have very kindly given us one family pass (for up to 4 people) to attend the NZ Premiere of...
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Trolls | DreamWorks Animation
UPDATE: Thanks for the feedback. Lots of relevant points and I'll make sure it's all passed along to the people who made it.

Here's something it would be good to get your thoughts on. A friend made it as a resource for kids dealing with alcohol abuse in their families.

What do you think? Feel free to share it as well.

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Kina Street- Rihari's House
Something you might be really interested in if you found the Screenagers Episode interesting:

Maree Crabbe was the expert we talked to about the impact of pornography on young people. She is part of a documentary film which is screening in Auckland and Wellington so if you'd like to know more about her work (and she is a super interesting person to listen to about this really difficult...
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The Porn Factor Documentary Film Screening
Who's looking forward to the release of Disney's new movie 'Pete's Dragon'??? A remake of the 1977 Disney cartoon, this is the story of a young boy, Peter and his special bond with his friend Elliot who just so happens to be a dragon. Making it even more special, is that much of the movie was filmed in the beautiful south island of NZ, between Dunedin and Gore. It's coming to NZ cinemas on...
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Here's the information that I thought was so astounding....
And tonight on TVOne at 8.30pm... immigration.

It's amazing what happens to a discussion when you replace hysteria and political spin with actual facts.

So a few people seem to have got themselves all twisted up about this. It seems they've made the assumption I'm making a doco about wealthy people's spoiled children. It would be nice if some of those people found out the facts first before jumping to offence. I get a little frustrated by the tendency some people have to launch into fairly unkind criticisms based on a series of...
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The Family Experience
Something to think about...
Last Parenting Talk in Nelson... tomorrow night.

Yup, it really is the last parenting talk that I'll be doing in Nelson because, after 10 years of doing these, I'm hanging up my parenting talk hat at the end of this year.

So if you were thinking of skipping this one and catching me next time... don't. There won't be one.

It should be fun, so hopefully I'll see you there.

(And if you want...
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The New Series of "The Hard Stuff" is now OnDemand

After a year in production the new series of The Hard Stuff is now available, in full, at TVNZ OnDemand.

This was a mammoth project and there are a whole bunch of really interesting topics in here. You can binge watch them all now, or they start on TVOne next Tuesday night at 8.30pm.

I hope you all enjoy it... there's stuff in this series...
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Watch The Hard Stuff with Nigel Latta Episodes - TVNZ OnDemand
If you ever thought all the Trump/Hitler references were over the top, left wing nonsense... watch this video.

Utterly utterly chilling. It's like 1938 in colour.

The only thing which gives me hope are the people who turn up to his events to protest, like the person in the back of this shot with the 'Trump is Hate' sign, or the people assaulted inside the rallies for speaking out against...
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Coming soon... stuff... and me as an old bloke.
This is for anyone who's feeling a bit down, a bit burdened by life, or just generally a little blue. It's my never-fail pick me up when things all seem very glum. Dimitrios and Lagi are a gift to a troubled and turbulent world.

This is how the world can be... how it should be.

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The school holidays are not far away. And just in time for the holidays....

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils...
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If you're in or around Wellington on Thursday 28th July, come and see my show 'The Modern Family Survival Guide'. It's the last show I will be doing in Wellington - I have decided to step down from doing any more public parenting talks after 2016 so I can be around home more, for my boys before they start heading off in to the big wide world.

So don't wait for next year...this is it in...
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My dog is a great teacher. Sometimes all you need is a patch of sunlight. Not even a whole room, just a patch is perfect enough.