• JUST RELEASED: Mum on a Mission

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    THE YOUTUBE VIDEO POLITICIANS DON’T WANT NZ PARENTS TO SEE In 2007, politicians changed the laws making it illegal for parents to use smacking as form of correction with their children. The referendum in 2009 revealed that 87% of New Zealanders opposed this move believing that it wouldn’t solve genuine child abuse but would lead […]

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  • CHOOSE LIFE Ribbon Campaign Ad THIS ONE

    Join Our Campaign!

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    “Choose Life” ORDER YOUR RIBBONS NOW! We’re stoked to announce the launch of the CHOOSE LIFE PINK & BLUE RIBBON CAMPAIGN Show your support by proudly wearing or displaying the ribbon. This is a simple but powerful way to display your support for the health and wellbeing of mothers (and fathers as well!), and the […]

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  • Family First Phone app advert

    Family First Phone App Out Now

    Sunday, February 16, 2014

    DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW: You can now be an online activist for family issues in NZ! Be informed and empowered on issues important to your family.  

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  • value your vote 2014 coming soon large banner

    Coming Soon!

    Friday, February 7, 2014

    Our Value Your Vote resource has been hugely popular during the general elections of 2008 and 2011 for informing families. We are planning a significant resource for this year so that families can vote according to their values on issues around marriage, euthanasia, parental notification, anti-smacking law, abortion, adoption, marijuana, prostitution, sexualisation of children, and […]

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  • Family First – Speaking Up

    Monday, May 27, 2013

    WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE. You’ll find the latest news, research and essays on family issues that we think kiwi families need to be aware of. Our aim is to inform and empower families in New Zealand. If you’re unaware of the work of Family First, please take a moment to watch this 8 minute promo. […]

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  • My Mummy’s a Criminal

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    In 2007 the NZ Parliament removed the right of Kiwi parents to use reasonable force to physically discipline their children for the purpose of correction. Despite assurances to the contrary, families have been torn apart, accused of lying and dragged through the courts with disturbing results. These are just a few of the many examples…

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  • Family watchdog cartoon

    Family First NZ – The Family Watchdog

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    5 REASONS WHY NZ FAMILIES NEED THEIR OWN WATCHDOG 1. BUSY FAMILIES AREN’T ALWAYS AWARE – mums and dads are so busy doing school drop-offs, keeping the house in order, working and paying the bills etc  that they often can’t keep up with all the issues that may affect them or that they are passionate […]

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  • what kids want

    What Your Kids Really Want for Dinner

    Sunday, September 30, 2012

    “What Your Kids Really Want for Dinner is You” was one of the billboards in a campaign run by Family First recently. Read the research on the benefits of family dinners on our RESEARCH page “Family Meals” CLICK HERE

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>> Media Releases

Smiling family in the movie theater
Jul
23

Don’t Apologise for Putting Family First, Mr Cunliffe

Media Release 23 July 2014 Family First NZ says Labour leader David Cunliffe should not be apologising for putting his family first and having some holiday time with them. “All parents need some rest and recharging time, they need family time, and most importantly they need a good work-life balance,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director […]

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Jul
9

Dr Ben Carson: Gay Marriage Is Like 2+2=5

Media Release 9 July 2014 Family First NZ held their annual Forum on the Family last week attended by the Prime Minister and other political leaders, and a special guest was Dr Ben Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and paediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed paediatric neurosurgery […]

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Jul
6

“Bathroom Bill” Rightly Flushed Away by Parliament

Media Release 6 July 2014 Family First NZ says that a controversial proposal by Labour MP Louisa Wall to include ‘gender identity’ as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Act has been rejected by her own party colleagues and others on the Select Committee and will be removed from consideration as part […]

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Jul
6

Smacking Doco Proves Real Harm of Law to Families

Media Release 6 July 2014 Family First NZ has just released a new documentary on the anti-smacking law “MUM ON A MISSION” featuring the experiences of five more families. This is the sequel to the documentary from 2011 “MY MUMMY’S A CRIMINAL” which was viewed on YouTube over 12,300 times (despite being a 30 minute […]

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Jul
3

Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Media Release 4 July 2014 More than 200 delegates representing more than 70 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland today (Friday) for the eighth annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ. Speakers include Dr David Richmond (euthanasia) and Maggie Hamilton (sexualisation of children) and the topics of the anti-smacking […]

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>> The Latest News

The Power of Love
Jul
23

The Power of Love

Today mobile technology is so crucial that it becomes among the things many people can’t live without. Mobile technology development strives to bring solution for communication obstacles and replace many, many things in our life. That’s why some people believe technology makes the impossible possible. Meanwhile, the more advanced technology has developed, the more longing […]

phone father
Jul
23

Screen addict parents accused of hypocrisy by their children

The Telegraph 22 July 2014 It has become as much a part of modern parenting as getting the children to tidy their room or eat their greens. But those who order their offspring to switch off televisions, computers or mobile phones because they fear they are becoming addicted might need to take a long hard […]

breakfast in schools
Jul
23

More breakfast-in-schools offers little benefit – Study

Townhall.com 22 July 2014 The US Department of Agriculture conducted a large experiment with school breakfast programs in public schools from 1999 to 2003, alternately providing either universal breakfasts or breakfast-in-class programs aimed at both expanding access and eliminating the stigma associated with the school breakfast program. Policymakers have long been concerned with low participation […]

family at beach
Jul
23

Family break no mistake

Stuff co.nz 23 July 2014 Work-life balance. It’s an interesting concept, and depending who you speak to, an important one for us all to be able to achieve. Not that we all have it sorted. Far from it. But it’s generally accepted that those of us fortunate enough to have jobs have the right to […]

three strikes
Jul
22

Protection order petition started ‘because too many people losing their lives’

OneNews 22 July 2014 An emotional journey reaches a milestone today when a petition will be presented to Parliament calling for the three strikes legislation to apply to breaches of protection orders. If a change to the law is voted for, offenders who breach a protection order three times in three years will be jailed […]

kiwi roots
Jul
21

Kiwi Roots

An honest look at the culture of sex in New Zealand and how it threatens to break down society.

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