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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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Jul
8

Committee Report Misleads Public on Secret Teen Abortions

Media Release 8 July 2016 Family First NZ has produced evidence that the Justice and Electoral Select Committee considering parental notification laws have either misled the public or have been given the wrong advice on the rates of secret teen abortions. The Select Committee report said that “only about 60 abortion procedures per year are […]

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Jul
7

MPs Tell Parents They Have No Right To Know

Media Release 7 July 2016 Family First NZ is slamming a select committee considering laws around parental notification after their decision to reject a call for parents to be notified when their daughter is pregnant. Family First is also disgusted that the committee excluded a parent group and other parents affected by the law from […]

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red flags
Jul
7

Moko’s ‘Caregivers’ Had Huge Red Flags

Media Release 6 July 2016 Family First NZ says the revelations that the so-called ‘caregivers’ of Moko had extensive criminal records is further evidence that we are not taking child abuse serious enough and are not targeting the rotten parents that should be regularly and stringently monitored. “This case shows why we have such a […]

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Jul
3

Human Rights Commission Puts Ideology Above Human Rights Law

Media Release 3 July 2016 Family First NZ says that the Human Rights Commission is ignoring the law, including the Human Rights Act, regarding ‘gender identity’ in schools and is preferring to elevate ideology above the law, thereby trampling on the rights of the overwhelming majority of students. The accusation comes after Marlborough Girls College […]

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Jul
1

Gender Ideology In Girls’ School Harmful, Flawed

Media Release 1 July 2016 Family First NZ says that Marlborough Girls College has capitulated to ideology rather than biology, that it will result in the school community being harmed, and that the school has ignored sound legal advice. Family First NZ had provided Marlborough Girls College with a legal opinion for schools released earlier […]

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Jun
30

TV2 Right To Cancel Cringeworthy ‘Sex Box’

Media Release 30 June 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the decision by state broadcaster TV2 to cancel the screening of the live sex show ‘Sex Box’ in New Zealand. “It should never have been considered in the first place. Suggestions by the state broadcaster that it is not the ‘right fit’ is the understatement […]

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>> The Latest News

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Jul
22

Baby killer verdict: Manslaughter ‘doesn’t do justice’ says Bob McCoskrie

NZ Herald 22 July 2016 Family First Comment: Children deserve the fullest protection of the strongest law we can give them. When adults thrash, bash and shake little children, they should not be able to hide behind the lesser manslaughter charge. It’s murder. Anyone inflicting violence against children should be charged with murder, rather than […]

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Jul
21

Sydney school Elanora Heights bans clapping

NZ Herald 21 July 2016 Family First Comment: This isn’t PC – this is STUPIDITY! “The latest example of a political correctness outbreak in Australian schools, which have banned hugging, singing Christmas carols, celebrating Australia Day, singing the word “black” in the nursery rhyme “baa baa black sheep”, and an exclusive girls school banning teachers […]

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Jul
21

Marijuana Linked to Fatal Car Crashes

Berkeley Wellness 18 July 2016 Family First Comment: Who said marijuana never killed anyone? “Since recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Washington state at the end of 2012….. The rate of fatal car crashes associated with marijuana use rose from 49 (8 percent) in 2013 to 106 (17 percent) in 2014.” Since recreational use […]

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Jul
20

Is cannabis a cure for brain cancer?

NZ Herald 20 July 2016 Family First Comment: When claims meet scientific rigour, #dontbelievethehype “”There are a lot of claims in the public sphere suggesting that cannabis is useful in all sorts of cancers, but the science not always supporting these claims.” Is cannabis a cure for brain cancer? Despite its high profile in the […]

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Jul
20

Is Pot Losing Its Buzz in Colorado?

Fortune.com 1 July 2016 Family First Comment: Interesting… “Now, as citizen groups attempt to put the brakes on the growing industry, a heated debate has emerged about the drug’s societal impact. Doctors report a spike in pot-related emergency room visits—mostly due to people accidentally consuming too much of potent edible pot products. Police face new […]

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Jul
20

Big money in cannabis

Government could make $150 million annually from taxing cannabis Stuff co.nz 19 July 2016 Family First Comment: Sigh! What a dopey argument. There’s good money in the drug P also. And sex trafficking (unfortunately). Should we decriminalise and just make money off them?? There’s a moral and public safety argument that should take priority. Decriminalising […]

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