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NZ Police family violence campaign #WalkAway

New Zealand Police Published on Dec 16, 2015
Singer Tina Cross and Counties Manukau’s police choir have joined forces to re-record Tina’s song Walk Away. Supported by Otahuhu Blue Light Choir, and with messages from It’s Not OK champions Vic Tamati and Jude Simpson, this video makes a heartfelt statement – family violence is never OK, but it is OK to ask for help.

New Zealand Police – Media Release
Walk Away from violence (video)

Thursday, 17 December 2015 – 2:40pm

A police choir has joined forces with Kiwi singing star Tina Cross to take a powerful and heartfelt stand against family violence.

Tina Cross, the Counties Manukau District Commander’s Police Choir and teenagers from Otahuhu Blue Light Choir joined forces to re-record Tina’s song Walk Away, with its message of support for women in abusive relationships.

The video – including messages from Jude Simpson and Vic Tamati, champions for the national anti-violence campaign It’s Not OK – was launched at Counties Manukau Police District Headquarters. 

The launch included a live performance of the song, a screening of the video and speakers including Jude, Vic and Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Choir leader Inspector Wati Chaplow and manager Martin Bailey approached Tina – who had twice previously performed with the choir – about collaborating on Walk Away, from her 2014 album Lay Down Your Heart. 

“She’s a true professional and an amazing performer,” says Wati. “We knew she had this song that dealt with family violence. Its lessons – ‘walk away’ and ‘give her a voice’ – are very apt to our work.”

He says the inclusion of Jude and Vic’s stories adds to the impact. “It’s hard for a victim to walk away but Jude is proof that it can be done. And Vic’s story shows that as an offender you can also walk away from that violence and anger.”

Tina, an ambassador for Women’s Refuge, says working with the police and Blue Light singers had been “absolutely brilliant”.

“We’re all in the same waka,” she says. “The kaupapa is the same for us all, sworn officer or non-sworn. The most important thing is what the song can deliver.”

Useful links:
http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/family-violence/help 
http://areyouok.org.nz/ (link is external)

Walk Away, written by Tina Cross, courtesy of Tina Cross. Licensed by Aeroplane Music Ltd.

NZ Police Link

18.12.15 article + video
Stuff: Police choir teams up with Tina Cross for family violence campaign
█ 33 people, including 16 children and 10 women, had died as a result of family violence this year alone. The Christmas and New Year period was one of the worst periods for family violence.

WHERE TO GET HELP
● Women’s Refuge: 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843
● Family violence information line: 0800 456 450 or go to areyouok.org.nz

Walk Away published 3 Jul 2014
Tina would like to thank those women who appear in close up, those who opened their homes to a film crew, those who walked the streets with her and of course, three of her best chick singer mates, Jackie Clarke, Annie Crummer and Callie Blood. “Thank you all for being wonderful Wahine and giving your support to “Walk Away” and Women’s Refuge.

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GOOD NEWS: University ban on alcohol promotion

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With what effects…see areas potentially affected by the ban and Lion Nathan’s concerns below. What will happen to stadium fundraising – this is the ruination of stadiumathon BBQs at University Plaza and Malcolm’s keenly anticipated student beer-and-pie lunches at the stadium. Did anyone think this through!!??

### ODT Online Wed, 14 Oct 2009
University bans alcohol promotion
By Allison Rudd
Alcohol advertising and sponsorship have been banned from University of Otago campuses and from university-organised events, wherever they are held. The university council yesterday endorsed a recommendation from vice-chancellor Prof Sir David Skegg, which takes effect immediately.
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### ODT Online Thu, 15 Oct 2009
Brewer seeks urgent talks on ban
By Allison Rudd
Lion Nathan wants urgent talks with the University of Otago on how its ban on alcohol advertising and sponsorship will affect two contracts already in place. [The company] was “surprised and disappointed” the university had not consulted it first.
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The ban
Areas potentially affected include:

– Direct sponsorship.
– Events and conferences held on campus.
– Clothing with alcohol logos worn by students or staff.
– Posters for events off campus sponsored by alcohol companies.
– Sponsored staff functions.
– Sponsored conference programmes.
– Alcohol advertising in newspapers and magazines available on campus.
– Alcohol advertising on radio and television stations accessible on campus.
– Online alcohol advertising.
– Prizes supplied by alcohol companies for quiz nights, competitions.
– Vehicles signwritten with alcohol logos.
– Alcohol companies participating in trade exhibitions at conferences.
– Conference giveaways such as USB drives or bags with alcohol logos.

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### ODT Online Thu, 15 Oct 2009
Hazardous drinking widespread: academic
By Elspeth McLean
The level of harm being caused by the use of alcohol should concern people more than general trends about drinking, health researcher Dr Jennie Connor says. Commenting on the Ministry of Health national survey on alcohol use, released this week, Dr Connor, a senior lecturer at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago, said the report confirmed hazardous drinking and harm resulting from drinking was widespread.
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