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    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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Sep
29

Family Group Welcomes Appeal of Weak Filipo Sentence

Media Release 29 September 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the Solicitor-General’s direction to the police to file an application for leave to appeal the weak and dangerous sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo. “The judge has given precedence to the rights of the offender and his future, while ignoring the rights of the […]

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Sep
27

Offender-Friendly Justice System Ignores Voice Of Victims

Media Release 27 September 2016 FAMILY GROUP TO APPEAL SENTENCE TO SOLICITOR GENERAL Family First NZ will be writing to the Solicitor General to ask them to appeal the weak and dangerous sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo. “This is a pathetic sentence for a prolonged and multi-victim attack which has had long-term consequences […]

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Sep
22

Green’s ‘Assisted Suicide’ Policy Ignores Important Inquiry

Media Release 22 September 2016 Family First NZ is slamming a Green Party policy on euthanasia which has been released at the same time as a major inquiry on assisted suicide gets under way with representation on the select Committee from the Greens themselves. “It is significant that while Green MP Kevin Hague says that […]

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Sep
17

Dominant Cause of US Child Poverty Similar to NZ

Media Release 17 Sep 2016 Family First NZ says that latest data just released from the US Census Bureau on income inequality and poverty shows five times as many female-headed families (no husband present) as married-couple families were in poverty in 2015. “This mirrors the situation in New Zealand,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of […]

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Sep
7

Don’t Write Off The ‘Nuclear Family’

Media Release 7 Sep 2016 Family First is warning that recent media headlines such as “Mum, dad and the kids? Not so much …” “nuclear family a thing of the past“ and “the nuclear family has exploded” are misleading because of the shortcomings and limitations of the research that the statements are based on. “The […]

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Sep
1

Gender Ideology Should Be Kept Out Of Schools

Media Release 1 Sep 2016 TRAPPED IN THE WRONG BODY’ NOT SUPPORTED BY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE Family First NZ says that a major new report, just published in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that are being pushed in New Zealand schools and even some pre-schools regarding ‘gender identity’. “The 143-page report discusses over […]

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>> The Latest News

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Sep
29

Police to appeal Losi Filipo discharge without conviction sentence

NZ Herald 29 September 2016 Police are to appeal the discharge without conviction of Losi Filipo. Filipo, 18, was last month discharged without conviction for an attack that occurred in central Wellington in October 2015. He was charged with assaulting Kelsey Odell, 22, her boyfriend Hayden Williams, 22, Greg Morgan, 21, and Olivia Samuels, 22. […]

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Sep
29

Lame Excuse: Only growing cannabis for university fees, Officer

Man says he was only growing enough cannabis to pay for science degree Stuff co.nz 28 September 2016 Family First Comment: This will be the new norm if we go ‘soft’ on dope laws A man with a sophisticated cannabis-growing operation capable of earning $100,000 a year claimed he was preparing for when cannabis was […]

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Sep
29

The Waikato Times’ review of our Road Show

Family First roadshow visits Taumarunui Stuff.co.nz 28 September 2016 Family First Comment:  “It was held at the Baptist Church in Matapuna last Wednesday evening and a large crowd gathered inside the hall. McCoskrie made no apologies for his views that a nation’s negative social outcomes were a result of weakening families and marriages. Tackling issues from child abuse […]

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Sep
27

Solicitor-General ‘looking into’ Filipo discharge

NZ Herald 27 September 2016 Family First Comment: The Solicitor General is considering our request to investigate and possibly appeal this pathetic sentence for extreme violence towards 2 women and 2 men. Good! The Solicitor-General is “looking into” a judge’s decision to issue a young rugby player a discharge without conviction for assaulting four people. […]

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Sep
27

Pre-game protest planned after Wellington rugby player who bashed four people escapes conviction

TVNZ One News 27 September 2016 A pre-game protest is planned against Wellington Rugby’s decision to keep on a player who was discharged without conviction following attacks on four people, including two women, in one night. Under-19 winger Losi Filipo had been charged with assault following an incident in central Wellington in October last year, […]

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Sep
27

Selective Tolerance: printer refuses to print pro-traditional marriage book (Aus)

ProPrint.com.au 26 September 2016 Family First Comment: Disturbing. So a printer can refuse their services to print a traditional marriage book, but a baker / photographer / printer can’t refuse their services to a gay ‘marriage’ #selectivetolerance McPherson’s Printing Group, a division of parent company Opus Group has turned down the printing of an anti […]

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