• 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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    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 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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Aug
20

Brothels urged to move

North Shore Times 20/08/2009 Brothel owners setting up shop in residential Shore suburbs are being convinced to move to industrial locations. A lack of power to deal with the problem has forced the council to “think outside the square”, says environmental protection team leader Warwick Robertson. A brothel must have a major impact on the […]

Aug
20

Timaru unhappy with smacking law poll

The Timaru Herald 20/08/2009 Many Timaruvians think smacking should be legal and are casting their vote to say so. The Timaru Herald spoke to people on Stafford St at lunchtime yesterday to gauge feelings about the citizens initiated referendum on smacking and discovered many had already returned their voting papers. The referendum asks voters to […]

Aug
20

‘Pro-arrest’ policy disregarded

Otago Daily Times Thu, 20 Aug 2009 Police make arrests in little more than 20% of domestic violence incidents, despite a policy to arrest wherever there is evidence of violence in the home, a study has found. A Canterbury University study says the “pro-arrest” policy of police is not being followed because of the difficulties […]

Aug
19

Govt still backing cancer vaccine

NZ Herald 19 Aug 2009 Women are still being advised by the Government to use the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil after a United States report raised some minor concerns about it. The vaccine blocks four types of the virus that causes cervical cancer and the reports show it mainly caused mild side effects in adolescent […]

Aug
19

Families who play board games are winners

Herald Sun (Aust) August 19, 2009 FAMILIES that play board games together improve their social, educational and life skills, new research has found. Playing board games at least weekly helped improve the children’s concentration, social interaction and co-operation with siblings. It also boosted their patience, concentration, teamwork, sharing, social interaction, communication, sportsmanship, critical thinking skills, […]

Aug
19

Boobs parade offer called hijacking

Central Leader 19 August 2009 The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s decision to turn down money from the Boobs on Bikes parade has divided public opinion. Porn king Steve Crow planned to donate $7500 to the foundation if he could get 200 men and women to take part in the parade. The foundation turned down […]

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