Sue Bradford of the Greens put forward a bill in 2005 to ammend section 59 of the Crimes Act, which allows parents the defence of reasonable force if they are charged with assaulting their children. It was passed in 2007. A petition calling for a referendum on the repeal of section 59 was tabled in Parliament in April 2008 but did not have enough valid signatures.

Books: Non-fiction Lending
346.015 WOO Unreasonable force: New Zealand's journey towards banning the physical punishment of children Wood, Beth

Books: New Zealand Reference Collection (non-lending)
346.015 WOO Unreasonable force: New Zealand's journey towards banning the physical punishment of children Wood, Beth
346.930135 YOU Youth and the law : a comprehensive guide to the law relating to young people from birth to adulthood Pawson, Marcus.

Legislation: New Zealand Reference Collection (non-lending)
Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill 2005

Newspaper Articles:
Refer to Newspaper Index on library catalogue for articles from Bay of Plenty Times

Magazine Articles:
NZR REF 070 LIS Listener 13 November 1993, v 141 n 2797, p 16-20
NZR REF 070 LIS Listener 7 April 2007, v 208 n 3491, p 18-19
NZR REF 070 LIS Listener 5 May 2001, v 178 n 3182, p 19-22
NZR REF 070 NOR North & South May 2007, n 254, p 60-67

Online Databases:
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Newztext
Australia/New Zealand Points of View
Access to these databases is available through the Tauranga City Libraries website https://library.tauranga.govt.nz/databases.aspx