• 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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May
19

‘Sex Work’ Is Inherently High-Risk & Harmful

Media Release 19 May 2016 Family First NZ says that the police are right to highlight the activity and concerns around the death of Christchurch 22-year-old Renee Duckmanton, and that statistics and testimonies show that ‘sex workers’ are involved in a high-risk and harmful work and the law has failed them. “Although Nigel Latta is […]

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gender 6 year old nz herald may 2016
May
15

Gender Agenda in Primary Schools Harmful to All

Media Release 15 May 2016 Family First NZ is warning that an Auckland primary school’s efforts to cater for a 6-year old with gender identity issues will be harmful to children in the long-term. “While the separate unisex toilet is a short-term solution, it ultimately fails to acknowledge the political ideology being pushed, the confusion […]

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May
13

Bob McCoskrie: Family violence is still not just a male problem

NZ Herald 13 May 2016 The NZ Herald is to be congratulated for its series highlighting NZ’s atrocious record of family violence, but there is an inconvenient truth not being spoken, and reinforced by Kyle McDonald’s column Domestic violence is a male problem (May 11). Kyle McDonald is partly right – but based on the […]

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May
13

Govt Pushes Easter Trading – Are Christmas and Anzac Day Next?

Media Release 12 May 2016 Family First NZ says that Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Easter Friday will soon be regular trading days based on the government’s intention and justification to push through Easter Sunday trading laws. “Ironically, the Easter trading laws proposed by the government will do nothing to solve the perceived problems, and […]

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May
6

Attempt To Exclude Parents From Medical Decisions Slammed

Media Release 6 May 2016 Family First NZ is slamming statements by the Ministry of Justice that a parent should not be informed about a medical issue affecting their child because it might breach the child’s rights. The comments are related to a petition being considered by Parliament on behalf of a Stratford mother whose […]

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surrogacy
May
3

Bob McCoskrie – The ‘Eggsploitation’ of Surrogacy

The recent media coverage of the same-sex couple who travelled to Mexico to have ‘triplings’ raises a number of issues. Three babies, born from one set of sperm and one egg, but carried by different surrogates, was bound to bring difficulties. And then there is the coverage of a surrogate offering to be impregnated with […]

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>> The Latest News

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May
25

WATCH: A third of pro-choice women change their view of abortion after seeing this viral video

LifeSiteNews 24 May 2016 Family First Comment: If you’re pro-abortion, please take a couple of minutes to watch this It caused a sensation when it debuted, being viewed millions of times in just three months. And now a four-minute-long viral video is dramatically changing hearts and minds about abortion. One-third of women who said they […]

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May
25

New Zealand’s longest-married couple celebrate 100 years

Stuff.co.nz 24 May 2016 Family First Comment: Our longest married couple are both 100 years old this year – Mr this month, and Mrs beginning of next month. Two letters from the Queen! So that makes them the OLDEST & the LONGEST married couple in NZ The country’s longest-married couple are about to notch up […]

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May
24

Elderly importers of lethal drug used in assisted suicide are getting pinged by Customs

Stuff.co.nz 22 May 2016 Family First Comment: And so they should. Suicide is never the answer.  Elderly New Zealanders are falling foul of the law by being caught importing potentially fatal doses of Nembutal from China and Mexico. Those who have had their shipment discovered at the border include one Nelson couple in their eighties […]

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May
24

US newspaper editorial – Girls must get over their ‘discomfort’ at seeing male genitals in locker room

LifeSiteNews 20 May 2016 Family First Comment: Now it’s just getting wacky! “In this lunatic world, we place the burden of transgender progress on young girls, telling them to just get over it.” Exactly. Girls need to get over the “discomfort” they may feel at seeing male genitalia in the locker room, the editorial board […]

safe schools australia
May
24

Safe Schools Australia? Marxist now a school LGBT adviser

The Australian 23 May 2016 Family First Comment: Although this is an Australian programme, NZ’s “InsideOut” programme has similar ideology but doesn’t receive the same level of government funding as Australia. However, note the comments of the Safe Schools programme… “Ms Ward, an academic with a degree in gender studies, has become the controversial face […]

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May
24

Gender choice: are you Mr, Ms or Mx? (Aust)

The Australian 23 May 2016 Family First Comment: Australia has officially lost their way! “In February, the Australian ¬Bureau of Statistics issued a “standard for sex and gender variables, 2016” which listed an “other” category. “The inclusion of the ‘please specify’ write-in facility for ‘Other’ allows respondents the opportunity to describe their sex using a term […]

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