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    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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    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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    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 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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Teen girls sucked into crime by older men

The Nelson Mail 06/02/2010 More teenage girls are turning to crime and violence after becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol through their older boyfriends, a Nelson lawyer says. His observations are backed up by groundbreaking research being done by social anthropologist Donna Swift, who says the teenage girls in trouble with police for violence or […]


Counseling helps moms-to-be with abusive partner

Reuters Health 4 Feb 10 In a large study conducted in Washington, D.C., a short intervention reduced repeat episodes of domestic violence among a group of pregnant African-American women. The intervention also made it less likely for the pregnancy to end in very premature births. The intervention involved counseling sessions during prenatal care visits. Trained […]


Abstinence classes might work: study

NZPA 03/02/2010 Educators are being asked to take another look at sex education for 11 to 13-year-old students in light of a recent study from the United States that suggests abstinence programmes could persuade young people to delay sexual activity. The report, written by researchers from Pennsylvania University and published in the Archives of Paediatric […]


Children taught sex education are more likely to have intercourse younger, says study

Mail Online (UK) 2 February 10 Children given lessons in safe sex are more likely to have intercourse younger, a study has found. Those who have sex at a young age can also lack the maturity to use contraceptives, exposing them to the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Teaching abstinence is the […]


Young families most likely to break up, research shows

The Australian February 01, 2010 Couples who separate tend to be poorer, less educated and more likely to be unemployed or suffer from mental illness than couples who stay together, according to new research. Separated couples are also more likely to have infants and preschoolers in their care, as opposed to older children. The findings, […]


Student offers her virginity for sale online

Herald on Sunday Jan 31, 2010 A cash-strapped Kiwi student is selling her virginity to the highest online bidder. Unigirl, a 19-year-old from Northland, has placed an ad on Hamilton-based website I Need under the heading Relationship for Sale. “I am desperate for money to pay my ongoing fees. I have never had a sexual […]