Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

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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 […]

Gender Agenda Will Confuse Our Children

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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 […]

Soft Touch on Legal Highs Failing Communities

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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 […]

Canning of Proposed Auckland Brothel Welcomed

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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 […]

Problem Gambling Foundation Victim of Political Views?

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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 […]

A Family Holiday Is Not Truancy

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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 […]

ACC’s ‘Say No To Sex’ Message Makes Sense

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Media Release 15 March 2014 Family First NZ says that ACC’s proposal to teach healthy relationships and how to say no is a common sense move which flies in the face of the flawed approach of other groups who simply say ‘you have to have it, but do it safe’. But Family First also wants […]

Choose Life Ribbon Campaign Launched


Media Release 12 March 2014 A pink and blue ribbon campaign has been launched to bring attention to the issue of abortion. The pink and blue ribbon campaign is a simple but powerful way for New Zealanders to display their support for the health and wellbeing of mothers (and fathers as well!), and the protection […]

Offensive Billboard Should Be Pre-Vetted

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Media Release 6 March 2014 Family First NZ says that a three-storey-high mural of a naked woman on the side of Christchurch’s central city strip club, Calendar Girls, should be pre-approved rather than waiting for it to cause offence to the community. “It is unacceptable that a potentially offensive mural can be painted, cause offence, […]

Expansion of Lotto Will Harm Families


Media Release 6 March 2014 Family First NZ is concerned that Lotto wants to expand its market with new simpler games with no age restriction, and selling in checkout aisles. “Many see Lotto as some harmless fun, but for children and young people and even adults, it can be a gateway to problem gambling later […]