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    JUST LAUNCHED: 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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  • 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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    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

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Aug
27

Focus on Suicide In Euthanasia Review Welcomed

Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming the broad inquiry into voluntary euthanasia to be carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. “It makes absolute sense to us to take a broad approach and to place euthanasia within the wider debate about the premature ending of one’s life. There has always been a […]

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Aug
27

Families Call for Parental Notification Laws

Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reflect the concerns and wishes of families and ensure that young pregnant girls in a crisis situation receive the family support they deserve and need. A petition is being presented to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee today by Stratford mother Hillary […]

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Aug
27

Independent CYF Watchdog No Longer Optional

Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is repeating its call for an independent watchdog to monitor the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF following the release of the Children’s Commissioner’s report today. “If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention by now. Despite the important work it does and […]

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Aug
26

Paid Parental Leave Values Parenting

Media Release 26 Aug 2015 Family First NZ is calling on the government to value parenting and the important role of mothers and fathers during the early years of our children and support the Paid Parental Leave bill. “Families are being penalised for having children. Successive governments have undervalued mothers and the vital role of […]

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Aug
25

Govt Attacks Family Time With Liberal Easter Laws

Media Release 25 August 2015 Family First NZ is slamming the government for its intention to liberalise Easter trading laws and questions how long before Christmas day and Anzac day are also liberalised. They are also criticising the National party for refusing to allow a conscience vote on an issue which has always been very […]

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Aug
20

No Winners When People Cheat On Their Marriages

Media Release 20 Aug 2015 Family First NZ says that the Ashley Madison security breach simply reiterates the fact that there are no winners when people cheat on their marriages. “it is difficult to have sympathy with people who are willing to cheat on their spouse and yet are now concerned with their own privacy. […]

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>> The Latest News

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Aug
28

Parliament considering petition on abortion law changes

‘She is still a child’ – Mum ‘vowing’ to change law around teenage abortion  OneNewsNow 28 August 2015 A mother whose daughter’s school organised an abortion for the teenager without parental consent is petitioning parliament for a law change to prevent it happening again. Under New Zealand law a child can have an abortion organised […]

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Aug
28

‘If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention by now’

‘Dump and run’ culture at CYF NZ Herald 27 August 2015 Conservative lobby group Family First responded to the report with a renewed call for an independent watchdog to monitor the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF. “If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention by now,” Family First national director […]

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Aug
28

Mum pushes for abortion law change

‘She had to go through it alone’ – mum wants abortion law change NZ Herald 27 August 2015 A woman has told politicians the harrowing background to her daughter’s suicide attempt, in a bid to have abortion law changed. Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, appeared before the Justice and Electoral select committee and, with pauses to […]

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Aug
28

Care Alliance Welcomes Health Select Committee’s Terms of Reference

Family First NZ is a member of the Care Alliance Media Release Care Alliance 27 August 2015 The Care Alliance has welcomed the Health Select Committee’s terms of reference for considering a petition from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society. Spokesperson Matthew Jansen says that the terms of reference will allow all New Zealanders to be involved […]

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Aug
28

Voluntary euthanasia inquiry details released

NZ Herald 27 August 2015 Details have been confirmed for an inquiry into voluntary euthanasia, to be carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. Supporters hope the inquiry will be an important step towards a law change. In releasing the terms of reference, National MP Simon O’Connor, the health committee chair, said the subject would concern […]

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Aug
28

AUDIO: Hillary Kieft on Newstalk ZB re parental notification

Hillary Kieft talks to Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking about her petition to change the parental notification laws (28 Aug 2015) http://bobmccoskrie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Newstalk-ZB-Hillary-Kieft-with-Mike-Hosking.mp3

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