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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 watchdog cartoon

    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 kids want

    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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>> The Latest News

Aug
27

Key scuttles move to change smacking law

NZ Herald Aug 27, 2009 Prime Minister John Key moved swiftly yesterday to stop a new smacking bill going beyond its first reading and reigniting a debate he believed could consume Parliament. He is confident his move will not be seen as thumbing his nose at the 87.4 per cent of voters in the citizens-initiated […]

Aug
26

Offensive baby clothes off shelves

Otago Daily Times 26 Aug 2009 Clothing retailer Cotton On has withdrawn a line of controversial baby clothes after public outcry, several protest groups say. The Cotton On T-shirts and suits, which featured slogans including “i’m a tits man”, “the condom broke” and “they shake me”, went on sale in New Zealand last month. Last week the […]

Aug
25

Key made ‘stupid mistake’ – ACT

Otago Daily Times 25 Aug 2009 Prime Minister John Key has made “a huge mistake” by refusing to change the law that bans smacking and National will suffer for it at the next election, the ACT Party says. “He is making exactly the same mistake as Helen Clark made – he is putting himself above the […]

Aug
25

CYF to be given smacking guidelines

The Dominion Post 25/08/2009 Social workers will be told to change the way they deal with parents referred to them for smacking. Prime Minister John Key said yesterday that Child, Youth and Family had never given its social workers guidelines on how to deal with smacking cases after the 2007 law change removed the defence […]

Aug
25

One-in-3 women face violence

The Dominion Post 25/08/2009 Almost a third of Kiwi women and one in five men will experience violence and abuse at the hands of their partners. The statistics are in a report made public today that will guide a crackdown on family violence. The Families Commission’s Family Violence Statistics Report aims to be a “one-stop […]

Aug
25

Emotional violence growing the most

NZ Herald Aug 25, 2009 Physical abuse of children has levelled off in the past five years, according to Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS). CYFS figures included in the Families Commission’s latest report on family violence show almost all of the rise in substantiated cases of child abuse in that time is due to “emotional […]

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