New Zealand

Police Offenses Act (repealed)

The nation’s Parliament passed the Police Offenses Act in 1928. It remained in force until a new Act was passed in 1981. The old Police Offenses Act covered a raft of misdemeanors. It was, for example, an offense to allow a mare to be mated within site of a public road. Why it was all…

New Zealand

It is illegal to spank your child

Parental control (1) Every parent of a child and every person in the place of a parent of the child is justified in using force if the force used is reasonable in the circumstances and is for the purpose of— (a) preventing or minimising harm to the child or another person; or (b) preventing the child from engaging…