'You don't start off life as a tiny baby being violent'

'You don't start off life as a tiny baby being violent'

Shine director Jane Drumm supported Justice Muir's strong statement against domestic violence after convicted murderer Turiarangi Tai was sentenced yesterday to at least 17 years' jail for killing his girlfriend Chozyn Koroheke with a shotgun, after a month of vicious attacks on her. Ms Drumm said New Zealand had the worst rates of domestic violence in the OECD and it was "nothing to be proud of". The country needed to start thinking about the way it was bringing up boys and its attitudes to violence. Further funding had to be allocated to front line support staff and nationwide programmes, similar to the anti-smoking campaign, Ms Drumm said.
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