• 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 advert

    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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  • value your vote 2014 coming soon large banner

    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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Women’s virginity ‘a precious gift’, says Opposition Leader Tony Abbott

Herald Sun January 26, 2010 Australian women are capable of making their own sexual choices and do not want to be told what to do by Tony Abbott, says Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Her comments come after the Opposition Leader said he believed women should regard their virginity as “a gift’ that should not […]


Crown to appeal decision that carer parents should be paid

NZ Herald Jan 22, 2010 The long-standing battle by eight families for financial help to look after their severely disabled adult children will continue with a Crown appeal. Solicitor General David Collins, QC, has said the Crown will appeal the landmark Human Rights Review Tribunal decision, delivered earlier this month, that found in favour of […]


Marriage IS what matters most to family stability as only 3% of unmarried couples stay together until their child is 16

Mail Online 21st January 2010 Marriage is more important than all other factors in family stability, according to new research which demolishes Labour’s central argument against tax breaks for wedded couples. As the main parties went to war over how to support families, Ed Balls’s rejection of the importance of marriage was branded ‘demonstrably untrue’. Attacking […]


Kindy loses out to all-day care

Sunday Star Times 17/01/2010 The Kiwi tradition of sending pre-schoolers to kindy is losing favour, as growing numbers of parents seek all-day care for their children. The latest annual census of early childhood education services shows the number of children enrolled in kindergartens has fallen to fewer than 40,000 – a drop of 12.4% since […]


Watching TV for hours could shorten your life – study

Reuters 12/01/2010 Couch potatoes, beware. Sitting in front of the television for hours daily could shorten your life, according to an Australian study. Researchers from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in the state of Victoria tracked the lifestyle habits of 8,800 adults and found that each hour spent in front of the TV […]


Porn less immoral than piracy – survey

NZPA 12/01/2010 Three times as many New Zealanders think it is morally acceptable for a single person to view pornography on the internet than to download copyrighted video, according to a new poll. The survey also indicates gender differences in what is morally acceptable behaviour, with women being overall less approving of viewing pornography, using […]