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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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Aug
22

PM Under Pressure to Allow Easter Conscience Vote

Media Release 22 August 2016 Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister has received hundreds of emails from families over the past 18 hours asking for the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading. “If a conscience vote was allowed, the proposed law change being voted on this week would likely […]

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Aug
21

Easter Trading Should Be Free Vote For National MPs

Media Release August 2016 Family First NZ is challenging the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading, and says that if it was allowed, and based on the previous voting record of individual MPs on this issue, the current proposed law change would be defeated. According to the voting records of National […]

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Aug
15

Polls Show Dope Not A Done Deal

Media Release 15 August 2016 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for the laws on marijuana to be changed, and says that the poll released today confirms that as high as 75% of NZ’ers don’t want a free-for-all. The result also confirms earlier polling done by Family First in 2013 by the same polling company […]

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Aug
12

Submissions Say No To Assisted Suicide 3:1

Media Release 12 Aug 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming an analysis of submissions made to the Inquiry on assisted suicide showing a 3:1 opposition to any change in the law, and is also calling on ACT MP David Seymour to withdraw his grandstanding bill so that the important conversation around end-of-life care can happen. […]

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Aug
5

Family Holidays Also Involve Education & Learning

Media Release 4 August 2016 Family First is rubbishing suggestions that families pulling their children out of school for family holidays is a form of truancy. “The suggestion that it is equivalent to truancy is almost laughable,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. “Education happens in the family setting as well – […]

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Aug
4

Hillary’s Law is now Ariana’s Campaign

As you will be aware, the rights of parents to care for their daughters was undermined recently when a petition calling for parental notification for teenage abortions (Hillary’s Law) was rejected by a select committee. MPs voted to keep parents in the dark. Of most concern was that this decision was based in part on false […]

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>> The Latest News

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Aug
25

Woman sues after botched termination leads to motherhood

Stuff co.nz 25 August 2016 Family First Comment:  How very sad. “The woman is also seeking an unspecified amount for pain and suffering she has experienced, including depression and psychological trauma.” I think it may be the son who grows up and reads this article that will suffer far far more. But I’m sure he […]

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Aug
25

Most people ‘change their mind’ about wanting to end their life: palliative care doctor

Stuff co.nz 24 August 2016 Family First Comment: Some superb comments from someone who knows!  People aren’t “crying out in pain from their deathbeds”, says a palliative care doctor against voluntary euthanasia. Amanda Landers, chair of The Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, told MPs on the first day of a parliamentary inquiry […]

EUTHANASIA a recipe for abuse
Aug
25

Not a big deal, David Seymour? For disabled people the idea of assisted suicide couldn’t be bigger

The SpinOff 24 August 2016 Family First Comment:  “Dear (ACT MP) David Seymour… Disabled and other people who oppose assisted suicide are not religious fanatics. Not Dead Yet Aotearoa was founded on disability rights not religious convictions. Assisted suicide supporters attempting to diminish the opposition by ignoring some and making sweeping statements about others is […]

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Aug
24

The assisted suicide inquiry begins

Lecretia Seales’ husband makes emotional appeal to MPs about voluntary euthanasia NZ Herald 24 August 2016 Family First Comment: “The evidence shows that people who engage in palliative care early not only live better, they live longer. Do we want to be a country that cares, or not? For every person who is strong and […]

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Aug
24

The Government heading for a crackdown on drug-driving

NZ Herald 24 August 2016 Family First Comment: Debunking the myth that marijuana never killed anyone! The Government looks set to introduce a new testing regime to catch drug-impaired drivers and prevent more carnage on our roads. Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss will take to the Cabinet within months the findings of an extensive Ministry […]

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Aug
24

National MPs forced to vote for councils to set their own Easter Sunday trading policy

TVNZ One News 23 August 2016 The debate over whether shops should open during Easter is forcing National MPs to toe the party line. Prime Minister John Key wants councils to decide if shops in their districts should open on Easter Sunday, saying he’s sick of the same debate year after year. In an unusual […]

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