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    Just released: CHILD POVERTY & FAMILY STRUCTURE

    Monday, May 30, 2016

    CHILD POVERTY & FAMILY STRUCTURE: What is the evidence telling us? Released 7 June 2016 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure” For additional copies, please contact Family First NZ [email protected]  

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  • WATCH – A Voice for Families

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Have a watch of our new promo video – 10 years in 10 minutes. 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!

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    Analysis Shows Failure of Anti-Smacking Law

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Media Release 11 February 2016 A report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law has concluded that there is not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that has shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law and that they’ve continued to get worse – in some cases a lot worse, […]

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  • 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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    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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Jul
1

Gender Ideology In Girls’ School Harmful, Flawed

Media Release 1 July 2016 Family First NZ says that Marlborough Girls College has capitulated to ideology rather than biology, that it will result in the school community being harmed, and that the school has ignored sound legal advice. Family First NZ had provided Marlborough Girls College with a legal opinion for schools released earlier […]

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Jun
30

TV2 Right To Cancel Cringeworthy ‘Sex Box’

Media Release 30 June 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the decision by state broadcaster TV2 to cancel the screening of the live sex show ‘Sex Box’ in New Zealand. “It should never have been considered in the first place. Suggestions by the state broadcaster that it is not the ‘right fit’ is the understatement […]

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mum and baby
Jun
29

Govt Veto Puts Needs of Parents As Low Priority

Media Release 29 June 2016 Family First NZ says that the government in exercising its veto against paid parental leave is prioritising funding for the childcare industry over democracy and giving parents real choice and support. “The Government has just announced extra spending of $100m per year on childcare in the Budget. This means that […]

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Jun
27

Long Sentence for Moko Killers Welcomed

Media Release 27 June 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the sentence of 17 years given to the killers of Moko, but is continuing to call for a review of child abuse laws and for changes to the legal system to avoid ‘plea bargains’ and child abuse killers having their charges reduced from murder to […]

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Jun
26

Family First Joins Justice4Moko Marches

Media Release 26 June 2016 Family First NZ is joining the call for a review of child abuse laws and for changes to the legal system to avoid child abuse killers having their charges reduced from murder to manslaughter. “The case of the killers of Moko having a ‘plea bargain’ to reduce their conviction from […]

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Jun
16

School Toilets & Showers Based on Biology – Legal Opinion

Media Release 16 June 2016 Family First NZ has written to Marlborough Girls College and provided them with the legal opinion for schools released earlier this year that says they are not required under the law to have to allow transgender students access to shared toilets, showers and changing rooms, or allow transgender students to […]

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>> The Latest News

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Jun
30

Parental Involvement and Consent for a Minor’s Abortion

American College of Pediatricians  May 2016 Family First Comment: Superb summary – and compulsory reading for politicians as they consider a change to the NZ law “Adolescents need the advice and involvement of their parents. As more is learned about the immaturity of the adolescent brain, especially in the development of the decision-making frontal lobes, it […]

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Jun
29

Remember me for gay marriage, says David Cameron

Christian Institute 24 June 2016 Family First Comment:   In 2006, David Cameron said marriage was important whether it was between “man and a woman, a woman and a woman or a man and another man”. Three days before the 2010 General Election, David Cameron told Sky News he had no immediate plans to legalise same-sex […]

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Jun
29

The hypocrisy of Labour’s Bill Shorten on ‘gay marriage’

Federal election 2016: Bill Shorten flips on gay plebiscite The Australian 29 June 2016 Family First Comment: 2013 – “But in terms of a plebiscite — I would rather the people of Australia could make their view clear on this than leaving this issue to 150 people.” 2016 – the proposal for a same-sex marriage […]

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Jun
29

Suicide – It’s not one thing

School Report: What’s hard about growing up in New Zealand? Stuff co.nz 28 June 2016 Family First Comment: “Bullying” was mentioned 46 times. But there were countless other terms that came up more frequently. “School” came up 287 times, “health” 273, “family” 269, “mother” 201 and “care” 177. “Work”, “alcohol”, “depression” and “counselling” all outstripped “bullying” in […]

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Jun
27

Moko’s killers get 17 years in prison

Family First NZ’s Bob McCoskrie said NZers were really horrified by the fact that Moko’s killers’ murder charges were lessened to manslaughter. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/81477608/Moko-Rangitoheriris-killers-David-Haerewa-and-Tania-Shailer-sentenced-to-17-years-prison NewsTalk ZB 27 June 2016 Tania Shailer and David Haerewa have been handed the highest ever sentence for the manslaughter of a child, after a lengthy sentencing at the High Court in […]

Moko Rangitoheriri
Jun
27

Pair responsible for Moko’s death to be sentenced today

NewsTalk ZB 27 June 2016 The death of Moko Rangitoheriri has sparked marches and demonstrations across the country, after details of how the three-year-old boy was killed were made public. At the Rotorua High Court today, the pair who pleaded guilty to his manslaughter will be sentenced by Justice Katz. Rotorua Daily Post reporter Stephanie […]

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