• Family First Watchdog 2016

    Family First NZ – The Family Watchdog

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    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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  • WATCH: Family First TV

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    We’re really excited to release a fantastic new tool for Kiwi families. FAMILY FIRST TV https://nzfamily.tv/ is a new Internet TV service where you can watch great online content from Family First, but you can also rent top class movies, documentaries and TV shows. The service has market leading parental control technology so it’s really […]

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  • FAMILY MATTERS: BOYS GIRLS OTHER – Making Sense of the Confusing New World of Gender Identity

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    The report “BOYS GIRLS OTHER – Making Sense of the Confusing New World of Gender Identity” was commissioned by Family First NZ in response to an increasing number of ‘born in the wrong body’-type stories involving children in the media, and ‘gender identity’ guidelines and policies being pushed at schools by governmental groups and advocacy […]

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    New Resource For Families

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Family First NZ has launched a phone app designed to put the power back in to the hands of families, and to help them be online political activists for family issues in NZ. DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW:

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  • WATCH – A Voice for Families

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Please take just a moment to watch our brand new Promo video. It showcases Family First NZ speaking up on family issues in the media and public domain over the past few years – just a small sampling of the many issues we’ve covered. We hope you enjoy it. (It actually surprised us just how […]

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    Family First Phone App Out Now

    Tuesday, November 25, 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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  • WATCH: Mum on a Mission

    Tuesday, November 25, 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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  • Family First – Speaking Up

    Monday, November 25, 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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>> Media Releases

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Jan
27

10 years – and still fighting on!

On April 1st 2016, we’ll be celebrating our 10th anniversary. And we want to continue to empower your voice and fight for the issues that your family is concerned about. To get a daily email updating all our media releases and issues being debated in the public domain that we want you to be aware […]

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Jan
11

REJECT ASSISTED SUICIDE: It’s not too late to speak up to Protect!

We need your voice to speak up on the issue of assisted suicide / euthanasia. You may have been intending to make a submission to the Select Committee considering this issue, but either ran out of time before Christmas or didn’t know where to start. We can help – and it’s not too late! Family […]

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Jan
9

Don’t Let New Zealand Go To Pot

Media Release 9 January 2016 Family First NZ is rejecting calls by former trade union boss Helen Kelly for marijuana to be legalised, labelling the idea as dopey and dangerous. However, Family First is sympathetic to the health concerns that Helen Kelly is facing and is supporting further quality research into the components of the […]

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Jan
7

Help us find NZ’s longest married couple

Married Longer Than 75 Years? We’re On the Hunt – Can You Help Us       We have a quick request. We’ve been inundated with nominations for the longest living married couple in New Zealand with the current benchmark being 76 years. Currently the longest married couple that we have been made aware of is about to celebrate their 76th […]

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Jan
7

Studies Link Porn to Sexual Violence

Media Release 7 January 2016 Family First NZ says that a new study out of Indiana University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has warned that porn consumption is significantly linked to increases in sexual aggression. “The latest research is a meta-analysis assessing 22 different studies from seven different countries around the world. This […]

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Jan
6

Married 76+ Years? The Search Is On.

Media Release 6 January 2016 Family First NZ has been inundated with nominations for the longest living married couple in New Zealand with the current benchmark being 76 years. “Currently the longest married couple that we have been made aware of is about to celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary – which is very impressive! But […]

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>> The Latest News

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Feb
10

Risk of divorce drops with every year of marriage (UK research)

MailOnline 8 February 2016 If you are in your first few blissful years of marriage, you might want to look away now. For a study has found that for every a year a couple stays together, the less likely they are to divorce – and it’s the first decade that’s the hardest. So while honeymooning […]

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Feb
9

Sexting like ‘drug addiction’ for Kiwi teens

Stuff co.nz 9 February 2016 Sexting is being labelled a drug-like addiction for some Kiwi teens, with increasing numbers of young people sending naked photos of themselves. Sexting, the sending of explicit phone messages, often with naked photos, is now so common that New Zealand parents would struggle to find a teenager who has not […]

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Feb
8

The damage pornography did to a six-year-old child

Stuff co.nz 7 February 2016 Walker, who is now a respected director of sex education programmes for young people in Australia, warns that there are children whose brains are being rewired by their exposure to porn, whose whole understanding of sex is porn, and who think it is OK to be abusive to women. To facilitate […]

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Feb
8

Divorce in NZ – the 14-year itch

No kids and in your 40s? Beware the 14-year itch NZ Herald 7 February 2016 Most New Zealanders getting divorced are in their mid-40s and don’t have kids, and the “seven-year itch” is a myth. In fact, Statistics New Zealand figures show, couples are most likely to call it quits after about 14 years. Figures […]

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Feb
6

Euthanasia cases double in Belgium in just five years

MailOnline 5 February 2016 The number of people to die by euthanasia in Belgium has more than doubled in just five years, new figures have shown. More than 2,000 people died last year under the country’s euthanasia laws, which cover children as well as adults, and which allow people to be killed without giving consent. […]

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Feb
5

Australian mother wants law to protect unborn babies

Stuff co.nz 4 February 2016    Days before Australian woman Sarah Milosevic was due to give birth to her daughter, a drunk driver crashed into her car and shattered her world. Her unborn baby, to be named Sophie, didn’t survive the crash. The driver responsible for the 2014 crash at Logan, south of Brisbane, was in […]

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