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    JUST RELEASED: Value Your Vote

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    If you value your family, then value your vote this election. Go to www.valueyourvote.org.nz to find out how the politicians voted and what their views are on important family issues…

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  • 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 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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  • 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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Aug
21

Miley’s Pop Porn Is Coming – Lock Up Your Kids

Media Release 21 August 2014 Family First is encouraging parents to protect their kids from the ‘pop porn’ juggernaut Miley Cyrus who is heading to New Zealand in October. “Miley Cyrus is demonstrating – very successfully – that her focus is on ridding her fan base of her adoring teen and tween fans from her […]

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Aug
19

Demand for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Underwhelms

Media Release 19 August 2014 Family First NZ says that one year on from the marriage law being politically manipulated, the demand for same-sex marriages has been underwhelming with just 318 same-sex couples rushing to take advantage of the new definition to formalise their relationship for the first time. The numbers have been boosted by […]

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Aug
18

Human Rights Commission to prioritise Down syndrome discrimination

PRESS RELEASE 16 AUGUST 2014 In light of the huge international interest around the surrogacy case involving baby Gammy and the father’s admission that he would have asked the surrogate mother to terminate her pregnancy if he’d known their son had Down syndrome, it is a significant development that in a world first, Saving Downs […]

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Aug
18

Voters Wanting To Know Values of Candidates

Media Release 18 August 2014 Family First NZ has had a massive response to its resource Value Your Vote 2014 which highlights the voting record of current MP’s on a number of controversial family and conscience issues from the past twelve years. The site www.valueyourvote.org.nz– and also a free smartphone app – also finds out […]

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Aug
15

Family Group Gets ‘F John Key’ Ad Banned

Media Release 15 August 2014 Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Advertising Standards Authority to uphold their complaint and ban the Internet Mana party’s ‘Join the Revolution’ advert on YouTube which includes a crowd chanting “f*** John Key”. “Internet Mana dragged political debate to a new low level. A political advertisement which […]

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>> The Latest News

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Aug
22

Miley Cyrus concert ban blamed on ‘morals’

NZ Herald 22 August 2014 The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a September 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. That’s less than a month before Cyrus is due in New Zealand on her Bangerz world tour, at Vector Arena on October 8. The commission said in a statement […]

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Aug
22

Regretting Surrogacy

ABC News 20 August 2014 New film highlights women who agree to be surrogates, then struggle with giving up babies after birth. http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/conception-controversy-regretting-surrogacy-25048043?utm_source=CBC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=bdd728be20-2014_08_20_Nightline&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_56f2fc828e-bdd728be20-70772305&mc_cid=bdd728be20&mc_eid=e458a49e38  

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Aug
22

Protect kids from Miley’s ‘porn’ – Family First

3News 22 August 2014 Miley Cyrus’ show is porn and the promotion of substance abuse dressed up as pop music, says a family advocacy group. Family First’s Bob McCoskrie is urging parents to protect their kids from the 21-year-old singer following an announcement she’ll play an Auckland show in October. Cyrus’ show features a hotdog […]

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Aug
21

Richard Dawkins: It’s immoral to allow Down’s syndrome babies to be born

NZ Herald 21 August 2014 Richard Dawkins, the atheist writer, has claimed it is “immoral” to allow unborn babies with Down’s syndrome to live. The professor posted a message on Twitter saying would-be parents who learn their child has the condition have an ethical responsibility to “abort it and try again”. His comments were dismissed […]

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Aug
21

How choosing life changed everything

New York Post 18 August 2014 Last week I dropped off my son Eli for his first day of Kindergarten — got him out of the car and into his wheelchair and rolled him into the classroom. It was the proudest day of my life, and of course brought to mind the hardest days — […]

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Aug
21

Successful marriages linked to wedding size and fewer premarital sexual relations – Study

Christian Post 19 August 2014 Successful marriages are linked to wedding size and premarital sexual relations, a new study from University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project finds. Those with happy marriages were more likely to have had a large number of guests at their wedding and have had fewer romantic relationships prior to getting married, […]

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