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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
23

Easter trading: 18 complaints, no prosecutions

NZ Herald 22 April 2014 Eighteen complaints were made about businesses flouting Easter Weekend trading laws this year, but none will be prosecuted. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE), the Government department responsible for administering the legislation, said the number of complaints was down from 46 last year. As none […]

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Apr
23

PM: Legalising cannabis won’t kill legal highs

3News 22 April 2014 Prime Minister John Key says decriminalising cannabis will not prevent people from smoking synthetic highs. Stores selling legal highs over Easter Weekend did a roaring trade, with queues forming outside stores on Friday night, waiting for the end of Good Friday trading restrictions at midnight. But earlier this month thousands of […]

Marijuana Synthetic
Apr
22

Editorial: Will legal highs last?

Stuff co.nz 21 April 2014 Somewhat unwittingly, New Zealand has begun a world-leading experiment in drug liberalisation. The country now allows more than 20 types of synthetic cannabis to be sold – with explicit official approval. Sellers and manufacturers are registered with the Ministry of Health, the drugs’ ingredients are listed online, and they are […]

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Apr
22

I can’t just sit and watch misery of divorce – UK Judge

Mail Online 17 April 2014 Senior judge Sir Paul Coleridge has called for action to ‘stem the tide’ of family breakdown – as it was revealed Britain has more failed marriages than almost any other country. Sir Paul Coleridge retired from the High Court’s Family Division on Thursday after he was formally warned over campaigning […]

MARIJUANA brain on drugs
Apr
22

Marijuana Madness

CultureWatch 16 February 2014 In the US two states have recently decriminalised non-medical marijuana use: Colorado and Washington. US President Obama added fuel to the fire by saying, “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” And in Australia the Queensland Premier is talking about allowing marijuana for medical use. Campbell Newman said, “I […]

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Apr
22

Welcome to Paradise

The Telegraph April 2014 People think Amsterdam is the prostitution capital of Europe but Germany has more prostitutes per capita than any other country in the continent, more even than Thailand …The idea of the law, passed by Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s Social Democrat-Green coalition, was to recognise prostitution as a job like any other. Sex […]

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