Medicinal Marijuana Regime: Cautious But Compassionate Medicinal Marijuana Regime: Cautious But Compassionate 6 May, 2021 Media Release 6 May 2021 “Family First NZ supports a cautious and researched approach around medicinal marijuana, but also supports a compassionate response to those in real need. That’s why we supported Dr Shane Reti’s medicinal cannabis private members bill – a bill which was met with deafening silence by cannabis advocates during the lead-up... Read more Official Data Reveals Failure Of Anti-Smacking Law Official Data Reveals Failure Of Anti-Smacking Law 29 April, 2021 Media Release 30 April 2021 Family First NZ says that the latest research on smacking in New Zealand has completely ignored the bigger picture of whether the ban has worked, and whether it has reduced child abuse which was the sales pitch for the law in the first place. An updated analysis of the anti-smacking law... Read more Safe Areas Bill ‘Poorly Drafted’, ‘Deeply Flawed’ – Legal Opinion Safe Areas Bill ‘Poorly Drafted’, ‘Deeply Flawed’ – Legal Opinion 27 April, 2021 Media Release 27 April 2021 A legal opinion by a leading QC has labelled the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill as poorly drafted and deeply flawed, and says that Parliament should not pass it because it diminishes basic human rights. Grant Illingworth QC questions in his opinion “where should the line be drawn... Read more Support For Lower Speeds Outside School Gates Support For Lower Speeds Outside School Gates 26 April, 2021 Media Release 26 April 2021 Family First NZ is supporting government proposals to reduce the speed limit nationally to no more than 40km/h around all schools – a call it has been making since 2012. However, the limit should apply to all schools including all rural schools. The World Health Organisation recommends 30 km/ph speed limits... Read more WATCH – A Voice for Families WATCH – A Voice for Families 30 April, 2017 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! Read more Family First NZ – The Family Watchdog Family First NZ - The Family Watchdog 10 October, 2016 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... Read more

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