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    Forum on the Family 2015

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    We have a superb line-up of international and local experts, covering the crucial issues of MARRIAGE, EUTHANASIA, MARIJUANA, SURROGACY, and more. Here’s the details. Numbers are limited – so don’t miss out.  Register NOW

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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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    Family First NZ – The Family Watchdog

    Monday, November 25, 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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>> Media Releases

polls 2
Jul
28

Support For Euthanasia Decreases As Harms Revealed

Media Release 28 July 2015 Family First NZ says that latest Research NZ poll on euthanasia reveals a welcome decrease in support for euthanasia from its previous poll, and believes that support for a law change will continue to fall as the experiences of overseas jurisdictions highlight the harms and abuse of such law changes. […]

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domestic violence by woman
Jul
25

1 in 3 Victims of Family Violence Are Male – Research

Media Release 25 July 2015 Family First NZ says that research in association with the Department of Internal Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Association of New Zealand and the Canterbury Men’s Centre has found that 38% of recent victims of family violence in the Canterbury region have been male and that male victims are not gaining […]

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Jul
24

Anti-smacking law still fails children

Bob McCoskrie – Dominion Post 24 July 2015  Duncan Garner’s and Ian Hassall’s columns regarding the anti-smacking law have both got the wrong end of the stick – pun intended. The test of the effectiveness of a law is its ability to curtail the behaviour that society deems unacceptable, without penalising responsible citizens. On both counts, the […]

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changing room
Jul
22

Fitting Rooms Are About Safety, Not Gender Politics

Media Release 22 July 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming comments by a transgender support group that gender-neutral fitting rooms in department stores are totally unnecessary. “These comments are in line with the concerns – and solutions – raised in our recently released report on gender identity. The safety of children and families should come […]

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genderless
Jul
18

Stats NZ enters land of confusion

Commentary: According to Stuff; A new gender option will be available in the collection and sharing of public information, and New Zealand is the first country to introduce it. The ‘gender diverse’ classification will be available when Statistics New Zealand collects and shares information. It represents those who see themselves as different from ‘male’ or […]

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brothel residential
Jul
14

Brothels Ads Could Turn Residential Street In To K Rd

Media Release 14 July 2015 Family First NZ says that new regulations around advertising for residential brothels means that a residential street with families and children could easily become a K Rd red light district. “Brothels – no matter how large or small – simply shouldn’t be in residential areas or near sensitive sites such […]

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>> The Latest News

Amnesty International
Jul
31

Amnesty International’s legalized prostitution push turning off celeb supporters

Fox News 30 July 2015 Amnesty International, which has long counted on the support of celebrity heavyweights like Anne Hathaway, U2 and Jon Stewart, now finds itself on opposite ends with liberal Hollywood — over legalizing prostitution. The human rights group next month in Dublin, Ireland, will consider a new policy that calls for the […]

polyamory - Trailblazing Triad
Jul
29

ABC Pushes ‘Polyamory’ With ‘Trailblazing Triad’

NewsBusters 27 July 2015 ABC’s Nightline hyped a polyamorous, “trailblazing triad” on Thursday evening, highlighting the threesome’s “unusual modern family.” The segment began with a shot of the throuple in bed together with their two children, who share a father but were each born to one of his “wives.” “This triad wants to make it […]

parental leave campaigners
Jul
28

Government should increase paid leave for parents

Christchurch Press Editorial 28 July 2015 For the second time Labour MP Sue Moroney has had a bill to extend paid parental leave to six months drawn from the ballot of private member’s bills.   The bill was  defeated as recently as last February,  when it was last before the House, on the votes of […]

marijuana - cannabis spray
Jul
28

Cannabis spray considered for public funding

NZ Herald 27 July 2015 A cannabis spray used to treat epilepsy, pain and multiple sclerosis will be considered for public funding next month. Pharmac, the agency responsible for deciding which medicines get subsidised, plans to discuss the Sativex spray with its primary clinical advisory committee, according to a letter from Pharmac released on Friday. […]

ipad children
Jul
27

Kids using iPads at risk of chronic pain later in life

NZ Herald 27 July 2015 Children who spend more than 30 minutes on their iPads in one sitting could be sowing the seeds for chronic neck and back pain later in life, experts have warned. Research suggests that hunching over electronic devices at a young age can entrench bad habits which will cause musculoskeletal issues […]

Euthanasia - Free NZ
Jul
27

Euthanasia rates have not increased

Scoop co.nz 25 July 2015 Media Release Euthanasia – Free New Zealand 24 July 2015 According to an anonymous survey published today, 16 New Zealand GPs have explicitly hastened a patient’s death by prescribing, supplying or administering drugs. That represents 4.5 % of 359 respondents. A similar survey, conducted in 2004, found that 5.6 % […]

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