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    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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    Sign The Petition

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    We, the undersigned, oppose any attempt to introduce extreme abortion laws in NZ. Any changes would potentially pave the way for * late term abortions (abortion up to birth), * ‘gendercide’ (aborting children on the basis of their gender), * eugenics (aborting those with disabilities e.g. Down’s syndrome), * and possibly even partial-birth abortions. Along […]

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    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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    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 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 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

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Apr
19

Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

Media Release 19 April 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families. “This is not an issue about choice as has been argued. For many workers, they don’t have the luxury of choice as to whether […]

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Apr
11

Gender Agenda Will Confuse Our Children

Bob McCoskrie – National Director, Family First NZ Published in NZ Herald today There has been no shortage of media reports lately regarding gender change – even of children. Last year the parents of a seven year old girl made the decision to start a process which would culminate in medically stopping the onset of […]

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Apr
2

Soft Touch on Legal Highs Failing Communities

Media Release 2 April 2014 Family First says that the legislation governing legal highs is a ‘hospital pass’ to local councils, and families and communities are being put at a risk as a result. “Local communities do not want a soft approach on the scourge of synthetic cannabis and other legal highs. The Psychoactive Substances […]

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Mar
30

Canning of Proposed Auckland Brothel Welcomed

Media Release 30 March 2014 Family First NZ is welcoming news that the Chow Brothers ‘sex-hotel’ in central Auckland is being canned, but is still questioning why it was ever approved in the first place. “This is great news for families in NZ. A proposed ‘sex hotel’ in the central city area was a shameful […]

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Mar
21

Problem Gambling Foundation Victim of Political Views?

Media Release 21 March 2014 Family First NZ is expressing concern and disappointment that the Problem Gambling Foundation is losing its government funding. “As with the attempt to deregister Family First NZ because if its views on traditional marriage, the defunding of the Problem Gambling Foundation appears to be a highly politicised decision which is […]

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Mar
20

A Family Holiday Is Not Truancy

Media Release 19 March 2014 Family First says that special and occasional family holidays during school time should not be viewed as truancy or harmful to children. “Most NZ’ers have always understood truancy as an ‘unauthorised absence’, usually without the knowledge of the parents, and on a regular basis,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of […]

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>> The Latest News

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Apr
17

Repeat abortions climb with increased contraceptive use: UK

LifeSiteNews 15 April 2014 The British government has released statistics showing that while the teen pregnancy and abortion rates are dropping, the number of girls and women having repeat abortions continues to climb alongside steady increases in the use of artificial contraceptives. According to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Citizens, the statistics show […]

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Apr
17

Is this the ‘tobacco moment’ for cannabis?

The Independent 17 April 2014 Henry Cockburn was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2002 at the age of 20. Before that he was a heavy cannabis user. His father, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent’s award-winning foreign correspondent, has long wondered whether the two were linked and spent months speaking to the world’s leading experts in the field. […]

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Apr
17

The rise of ‘social’ surrogacy

Mail Online 16 April 2014 It used to be that surrogacy was considered an option exclusively for infertile couples, but it appears more and more women are doing it for less medically urgent reasons. According to Elle Magazine, ‘social surrogacy’ is on the rise, with mothers choosing not to carry their baby themselves in order […]

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Apr
17

Poll finds stoned staff a growing concern

Stuff.co.nz 17 April 2014 Getting high before work is common for a wide range of Kiwis – and employers are increasingly undertaking drug testing themselves. The Global Drug Survey 2014, conducted in partnership with Fairfax Media, found that, of the 5646 New Zealand participants, 13.7 per cent of respondents had in the past year taken […]

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Apr
16

Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

USA Today 15 April 2014 Using marijuana a few times a week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures, according to a new study published Tuesday  in The Journal of Neuroscience. “Just casual use appears to create changes in the brain in areas you don’t want to change,” said Hans Breiter, a psychiatrist and […]

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Apr
16

Fertility tourism: Couples desperate for a baby heading overseas

NZ Herald 15 April 2014 The Ashcrofts were the first New Zealand couple to take advantage of commercial surrogacy laws in India, which is only one of a handful of countries that allow surrogates to be paid. As a result of the 2002 law, lower costs, increasing medical infrastructure and the availability of surrogates, the […]

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