TVNZ Busted For Bias In Marriage Debate


Media Release 7 Oct 2013 Family First NZ is welcoming a Broadcasting Standards Authority decision which has upheld a complaint from Pompallier Catholic College about a Close Up item based on a school newsletter objecting to the redefinition of marriage. The College complained that the Close Up item was misleading and unfair, and that it […]

Gender Change A Recipe for Confusion


Media Release 6 Oct 2013 Family First NZ says that attempts to change the gender of a young girl are harmful and fail to recognise the unique nature of the child which should be celebrated, not drugged and surgically changed. “To think that drugs and a surgeon and a knife can change the gender of […]

Review of Classification of Sexually Explicit Teen Book

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Media Release 5 Oct 2013 The Secretary for Internal Affairs has approved Family First NZ’s application for leave to apply to the Film and Literature Board of Review to review the classification of Into the River by Ted Dawe. “The Office of Film and Literature Classification originally reviewed the book, which contains explicit sexual content, […]

Restricting Access to Porn Campaign Welcomed

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Media Release 4 October 2013 Family First NZ is welcoming a billboard campaign in Wellington by an unknown group challenging the government to introduce better protection from porn online for children. Family First has already called on the government to join the UK in having pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they specifically choose […]

Call to Fast-Track ‘Protection of Children’ Bill


Media Release 4 October 2013 Family First NZ is calling on all political parties to fast-track a private members bill which would make criminal offending in the presence of a minor an aggravated factor at sentencing. The call comes in response to a murderer who slashed a young mother’s throat being granted a minimum non-parole […]

Death of Assisted Suicide Bill Welcomed

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Media Release 26 Sep 2013 Family First NZ is welcoming the news that Labour MP Maryann Street has withdrawn her private members bill which would attempt to decriminalise assisted suicide or euthanasia. “To legalise assisted suicide would place large numbers of vulnerable people at risk – in particular those who are depressed, elderly, sick, disabled, […]

Mayor Will Target Alcohol, Brothels, Pokies, Loan Sharks

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Media Release 25 September 2013 The leading candidates for the Auckland mayoralty have all pledged to take strong action against alcohol outlets and trading hours, residential brothels, pokies, and loan sharks. Family First has asked the top four polling Auckland Super City Mayoral candidates about their views on a number of important family issues including […]

Vigilante Action Against Residential Brothels Expected

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Media Release 24 September 2013 Family First NZ is commending actions by a Christchurch City Council candidate to get a residential brothel out of his street, and is predicting that there will be more ‘vigilante justice’ against street prostitution and residential-based brothels as communities around the country become victims of a flawed law change. “Brothels […]

Head to Head on Values – Key v Cunliffe

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And what’s fascinating is - there’s no difference in overall score!! So much for left wing, right wing – conservative v liberal! Other points to note: * Key and Cunliffe are both inconsistent on the issue of drinking age * John Key was doing reasonably well before he became Prime Minister. Now there is very little […]

Why Parents Shouldn’t Trust Censors in NZ

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Do you remember when we alerted you to a book that had won the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award – a book, according to the NZ Herald, laced with detailed descriptions of sex acts, the coarsest language and scenes of drug-taking, and which polarised the literary community? The book uses expletives including the c-word, […]