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    Parents & Schools Warned About Harms of Gender Ideology

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    Media Release 30 June 2015 A new ground-breaking report on gender identity is warning parents and school leaders to be wary of the guidelines and policies being pushed in schools and communities, and that gender identity ideology is founded more on political ideology than it is in careful science and experience. This report explains how […]

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    Forum on the Family 2015

    Wednesday, June 10, 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: Marriage ‘Equality’ Is Growing – In Numbers!

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The debate about whether the definition of marriage should be further redefined to allow polygamy and group marriage has surfaced in the UK, with the Green Party leader declaring that they are open to consultation on legalising ‘marriages’ involving three or more people. The politicians in NZ worked hard to silence the debate here around opening […]

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    REPORT:”We Need To Talk”

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    READ our recently-released Report “WE NEED TO TALK – Screen time in NZ, Media Use: An Emerging factor in child and adolescent health” by biologist / psychologist Dr Aric Sigman CLICK HERE to download

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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

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Jul
1

Family First Wins Appeal Against Deregistration

Media Release 1 July 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming a decision in the Wellington High Court to allow its appeal against deregistration by the Charities Board. Justice Collins has directed the Charities Board to reconsider its decision to deregister Family Firsts in light of the judgement in the Greenpeace case[1] and also this judgement. […]

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Jun
30

Free Contraception For Teens Flawed & Harmful

Media Release 30 June 2015 Family First NZ says that calls for free contraceptives to be made available to teens is flawed, morally bankrupt, and will actually do more harm than good. It will also undermine the important and protective role of parents and ignore their valid concerns. “The decreasing proportion of teens wanting to […]

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Jun
29

Parents & Schools Warned About Harms of Gender Ideology

Media Release 30 June 2015 A new ground-breaking report on gender identity is warning parents and school leaders to be wary of the guidelines and policies being pushed in schools and communities, and that gender identity ideology is founded more on political ideology than it is in careful science and experience. This report explains how […]

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Jun
25

Families Tighten Budget – So Should Councils

Media Release 25 June 2015 Family First NZ is calling on Auckland Council to do what Auckland families have had to do – tighten their belt.   “Families throughout New Zealand have, over the past years, had to make sacrifices and look for specials and discounts as they cope with increasing prices. They have not had […]

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Jun
17

Drop In Abortion Rate As Fetal Knowledge Increases

Media Release 17 June 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming the drop in abortions to the lowest number since 1994, and says that the rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents themselves. “The ‘bunch of cells’ argument […]

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Jun
7

Forum on the Family 2015 – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

This is a special invite for you to attend our Forum on the Family 2015. We have a superb line-up of international and local experts, covering the crucial issues of MARRIAGE, EUTHANASIA, MARIJUANA, SURROGACY, and more. Further details are below. Numbers are limited – so don’t miss out. Attendance is by invite only for key […]

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>> The Latest News

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Jul
1

Court rules Family First is a charity

NZ Herald 1 July 2015 A charities lawyer says charities can now speak out on political issues without fear after a landmark High Court judgment overturning the deregistration of the lobby group Family First. Sue Barker of Wellington law firm Sue Barker Charities Law said “hundreds” of charities would be affected by the judgment, which […]

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Jul
1

Family First slams free contraceptive idea

Radio NZ News 1 July 2015 Otago University researchers want contraception to be freely available to teenagers before they become sexually active. The health lecturers said it should be up to the girls to opt out if they did not want the birth control. However, Family First’s national director Bob McCoskrie said free contraception was […]

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Jul
1

Charities that can breathe a little easier today

Current registered charities who also do political advocacy : Child Poverty Action Group CC25387 Amnesty International New Zealand Inc CC35331 Save Animals From Exploitation (S.A.F.E.)  CC40428 The Vegan Society of Aotearoa CC45333 ASH New Zealand Incorporated CC31354 NZ Drug Foundation CC27025 National Council of Women CC49050 Rainbow Wellington CC43245 Humanist Society of NZ CC36074 Human Rights […]

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Jun
30

Parental Notification law reduces teen abortions in Minnesota

National Right to Life News 24 June 2015  Teen abortions in Minnesota have declined dramatically since the state enacted a law requiring parental notification before minors undergo abortions. Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Minnesota’s parental notification requirement. The law (MN Statute 144.343), strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned […]

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Jun
30

Roberts Warns Churches Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status For Opposing Gay Marriage

Daily Caller 26 June 2015 Churches could lose their tax-exempt status with the IRS if they refuse to recognize the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts warned in his dissenting opinion. He cited a comment made months ago by the U.S. government’s top lawyer […]

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Jun
30

EU chastises Britain for having too many stay-at-home moms

LifeSiteNews 29 June 2015 The Brussels-based European Council, made up of the heads of government of member states and which sets the EU’s policy agenda but has no legislative power, has chastised British moms for wanting to stay home to look after their children. The Council Recommendation report notes that “The percentage of [UK] women […]

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