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By Keri Morris

Final submissions on the consultation document Strengthening the Family Justice System have now closed. We now wait with hope to see what the Independent Panel reviewing the 2014 family justice reforms final recommendations to Minister Little will be.

About the review

Separation is never an easy process, especially when children are involved. Many options and services are available to separated parents. In this article, we look at one parenting arrangement often considered by newly separated families – bird nesting. 

Struggling to agree on child care arrangements? Want to make some changes, but don’t know where to go? Are communication and changeovers a challenge? FairWay’s Family Dispute Resolution team are in Whanganui to help.

Whanganui is recognised internationally as a restorative city. This demonstrates a commitment to relationships and wellbeing across the wider community, which FairWay supports.

While restorative practices may be well known in criminal justice, they actually have much wider application. At the heart of any dispute is a relationship, so restorative practices can be used in a range of situations including care of children, commercial, workplace and public-sector issues.

At yesterday’s 91st annual academy awards, American entertainer Billy Porter hit the red carpet in an outfit that will no doubt be remembered as an iconic fashion moment. The tuxedo gown not only looked amazing, but its media coverage provided representation to many people from various marginalised groups including people of colour and the rainbow community.

Written by Keri Morris for NZ Herald

Written by Rebecca Lee

A common childhood question is “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I truly thought I would be a family lawyer, and I never deviated from that study path and the sense that this was my “destiny”. (Cue atmospheric music!)