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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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  • My Mummy’s a Criminal

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    In 2007 the NZ Parliament removed the right of Kiwi parents to use reasonable force to physically discipline their children for the purpose of correction. Despite assurances to the contrary, families have been torn apart, accused of lying and dragged through the courts with disturbing results. These are just a few of the many examples…

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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

SkyCity Roulette Breakfast
May
26

Smaller Convention Centre Should Mean Less Pokies

Media Release 26 May 2015 Family First NZ says that with the downsizing of the SkyCity Convention Centre, the legislative concession for allowing an increased number of pokie machines should be significantly reduced, if not scrapped. “As we said from the outset, this deal will only hurt families, and there is still debate over the […]

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May
26

Parental Notification Supported by Parents & Teens

Media Release 26 May 2015 Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reflect the concerns and wishes of parents and also teenagers, and ensure that young pregnant girls in a crisis situation receive the family support they deserve and need. A petition is being presented to Parliament today by National MP Chester Borrows on […]

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May
23

Claims That NZ is Good for Sex Workers ‘Laughable’

Media Release 23 May 2015 Family First NZ says that claims by the Prostitutes Collective that New Zealand is the best place on earth to be a prostitute are laughable and from ‘fantasyland’. “Even the architect of the bill to decriminalise prostitution has admitted that the politicians were naïve regarding the harms to workers, and […]

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May
23

Are you prepared? Punished for believing in traditional marriage

In the latest disturbing case from overseas, a family-run bakery which delivers across the UK and Ireland turned down the request to make a cake with an image of Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie below the motto “Support Gay Marriage” (shown left). They were prepared to provide a cake, and they were prepared to serve anyone. But […]

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May
19

MPs Should Respect Medical Profession On Drinking Age

Media Release 19 May 2015 Family First NZ says that politicians should not be turning a blind eye to calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. “Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser, leading scientists, and the general public – including young people […]

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May
13

FAMILY MATTERS: Marriage ‘Equality’ Is Growing – In Numbers!

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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>> The Latest News

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May
28

Scottish Parliament rejects attempt to legalise assisted suicide

The Independent 28 May 2015 The Scottish Parliament rejected an attempt to legalise assisted suicide following a vote in Holyrood. A bill had proposed that those with terminal or life-shortening illnesses should be able to obtain help to end their suffering. But after an emotional debate, MSPs voted by 36 to 82 against the Assisted […]

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May
28

No, it’s not a b&w issue. It’s a health & family issue!

Parental notification not a black-and-white issue Stuff co.nz 27 May 2015 The law allowing a teenager to keep her  abortion private from her parents should stay in place, NZ Family Planning says. Stratford mother Hillary Kieft presented a petition calling for an amendment to the law, to Whanganui MP Chester Borrows on Monday, after her […]

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May
28

SkyCity convention centre design ‘looks like a beached ship’

NZ Herald 26 May 2015 The revamped design of the contentious SkyCity convention centre has divided critics, with one urban design expert saying it looks like “a ship beached up on Nelson St”. The latest design plans were released today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison. The redesign came […]

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May
27

SHAMEFUL: Family Planning plans to fight proposed abortion changes

NewsTalk ZB 27 May 2015 Family Planning will fight a potential new abortion law. Whanganui MP Chester Borrows was handed a petition by Stratford mother Hillary Kieft, whose daughter had an abortion at 15 years old before she attempted suicide a year later. The then teenager had explained her boarding school arranged for a procedure […]

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May
26

The touching photo that captured hearts

NZ Herald 26 May 2015 A US Marine and his new wife captured hearts when their wedding photographer shared an image of the two of them praying together just moments before their wedding ceremony. The couple have revealed what was going through their minds during those emotional few minutes. US Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood […]

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May
26

Family presents Chester Borrows with abortion petition

Stuff co.nz 26 May 2015 A mother whose teenage daughter attempted suicide after a secret abortion is asking the Government to change the law so underage girls won’t undergo terminations without their parents’ knowledge. Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, Taranaki, presented a petition calling for an amendment to the law to Whanganui MP Chester Borrows on […]

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