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    JUST RELEASED:”We Need To Talk”

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    READ our just-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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  • Just Released – 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

Euthanasia deaths in Netherlands
Mar
3

Dutch Euthanasia Proof of Recipe For Abuse

Media Release 3 March 2015 Family First NZ says that the NZ lecture tour by Dr Rob Jonquiere, a leader of the Dutch euthanasia movement, will ignore the mounting evidence from his own country that there’s no safe way to kill people and that assisted suicide will result in coercion and abuse, potentially resulting in […]

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street prostitute no thanks
Feb
25

Politicians Put Prostitution Harm in ‘Too Hard Basket’

Media Release 25 Feb 2015 Family First NZ says that politicians are living in ‘la-la land’ when it comes to the concerns of families regarding the ongoing harms of street prostitution and residential brothels, after they voted down a bill authorising Auckland Council to make bylaws prohibiting prostitution in specified public places. “The politicians have […]

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sex education mum
Feb
20

Parents Are Key Sex Educators, Not Schools

Media Release 20 Feb 2015 Family First NZ is rejecting a call by an Australian sexologist for sex education to be targeted at children as young as five, and says that resources should be targeted at parents to help them educate their own children. “Parents should be horrified at the prospect of programmes targeted at […]

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canterbury museum shirt BANNED
Feb
13

Family Group Lays Police Complaint Re Offensive Shirt

Media Release 13 Feb 2015 Family First NZ is laying a complaint with the police over a highly offensive t-shirt being displayed at a Canterbury Museum exhibition. The shirt which features highly offensive wording and objectionable imagery has already been deemed unacceptable by both the Internal Affairs Department and in the Invercargill District Court in […]

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Hand with pen and contract
Feb
13

SIGN THE PETITION – Protect Families

We’ve been made aware of an awful exhibition happening in Christchurch which includes material which will be highly offensive to many families. From our friend and blogger Brendan Malone… “Canterbury Museum has chosen to display an extremely graphic and highly offensive t-shirt with a picture of a nun masturbating and the words “Jesus is a […]

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Feb
9

Report Calls For Screen Time Guidelines for Children

Media Release 9 February 2015 A report on the increasing use of screen time for children is critical of government agencies for a lack of guidelines to families, and says that the Ministry of Health should consider screen time as a personal health and well-being issue to be formally included in the health education curriculum […]

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>> The Latest News

Marriage
Mar
3

Couples who stay together enjoy degree-equivalent boost to income

Marriage Foundation 1 March 2015 Staying together can have the same positive impact on subsequent income as having a degree, a new study by Marriage Foundation has found. Staying together can boost income by up to 35 per cent. The negative effect on income of paying for two households, additional transport and increased care costs […]

court
Mar
3

Surge in cases of family violence

Stuff co.nz 3 March 2015 Women in relationships with men in white-collar jobs are flooding into Women’s Refuge in Timaru for help as the reporting of family violence surges. “While most of our clients are from across the board, we are now seeing a flood of women coming to us who are in relationships, or […]

sports event
Mar
3

Strip club’s World Cup ambush marketing

NZ Herald 2 March 2015 A strip club has received a slap on the wrist for an ambush marketing stunt during Saturday’s epic Cricket World Cup clash in Auckland. Calendar Girls advertised its wares by flying a plane towing a banner over Eden Park packed with 40,053 enraptured fans during Saturday’s Black Caps vs Australia […]

marijuana growing
Mar
2

Colorado and Washington since legalisation

SAM 7 January 2015 Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the non-partisan marijuana policy group comprised of leading scientists from around the country, released Lessons After Two Years of Marijuana Legalization – Short Report today. The report outlines both what data we know – and what we need to know – to accurately evaluate the consequences and […]

alcohol binge drinkers tui
Mar
2

Should alcohol sponsorship be allowed? ONE News poll shows country divided

OneNews 1 March 2015 The country is split on whether alcohol sponsorship should be banned, according to the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll. Asked if the Government should ban alcohol sponsorship and advertising, 47% said yes and 45% said no. A ministerial report has recommended a number of initiatives in a bid to clamp […]

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Mar
2

Condoms given out at school

Stuff co.nz 1 March 2015 A high school handed out condoms to girls as young as 15 after a dozen girls returned from summer holidays pregnant. The controversial approach to family planning has come under fire from a religious group, but has been hailed a success by James Cook High School in south Auckland, where […]

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