• 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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May
6

Attempt To Exclude Parents From Medical Decisions Slammed

Media Release 6 May 2016 Family First NZ is slamming statements by the Ministry of Justice that a parent should not be informed about a medical issue affecting their child because it might breach the child’s rights. The comments are related to a petition being considered by Parliament on behalf of a Stratford mother whose […]

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surrogacy
May
3

Bob McCoskrie – The ‘Eggsploitation’ of Surrogacy

The recent media coverage of the same-sex couple who travelled to Mexico to have ‘triplings’ raises a number of issues. Three babies, born from one set of sperm and one egg, but carried by different surrogates, was bound to bring difficulties. And then there is the coverage of a surrogate offering to be impregnated with […]

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Apr
12

Function Centre Pressured To Allow Same-Sex Weddings

Media Release 12 April 2016 A function centre in the South Island which offers a venue for marriages has been pressured to change its policy as a result of a complaint to the Human Rights Commission. Living Springs in Lyttleton previously allowed only traditional wedding ceremonies but have now changed their policy. “Faith-based function centers and […]

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Apr
7

CYF Restructure Still Avoids Accountability

Media Release 7 April 2016 Family First NZ says that the Government restructure of CYF continues to ignore the desperate need for a fully independent CYF Complaints Authority as a watchdog on the state agency. “Irrespective of how the system is actually structured, we must have a mechanism that ensures that families who have been […]

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Former French prostitute Rosen Hicher (C) activist for the abolition of prostitution, holds a placard reading " Prostitution = Violence. Vote : Abolition" on October 12, 2014, as she arrives in front of the Senate in Paris, after a march of 800 km walk in France. Rosen Hicher call for the adoption of a proposed law that penalized clients of prostitutes.  AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE        (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
Apr
7

France’s Law On Prostitution Should Be NZ’s

Media Release 7 April 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming France’s decision overnight to pass a prostitution law which criminalises customers rather than prostitutes, and says that New Zealand should follow the lead and adopt similar legislation. “The French decision is the correct one and sets an important example and precedent for New Zealand. It […]

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Apr
7

Queenstown Council Fining Wicked Campers

Media Release 7 April 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the decision by the Queenstown District Council to fine Wicked Campers $300 when their vehicle displays offensive slogans. “That will be quite a few $300 fines. We’ll be encouraging our supporters to watch out for and report offending signage on Wicked Campers,” says Bob McCoskrie, […]

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>> The Latest News

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May
6

Tasman campgrounds tell Wicked Campers to cover up offensive signage

NewsTalk ZB 6 May 2016 Family First Comment: More success. Time to clean up your act, Wicked Campers. The Tasman District could follow Queenstown’s lead in changing their signage bylaws in the wake of the Wicked Camper saga. Yesterday, a committee meeting found four Tasman campgrounds – Motueka, Pohara, Murchison and Collingwood – were telling […]

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May
6

Forcing teens to disclose abortion could breach rights

NewsTalk ZB 5 May 2016 Forcing a teenager to tell her parents if she has an abortion could be a breach of her rights. A petition is currently before select committee, asking doctors to inform parents if a girl under 16 wants an abortion. Ministry of Justice policy manager Caroline Greaney said there was a […]

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May
6

Doctors’ criticisms force Medsafe to reconsider pharmacists selling the pill

Stuff co.nz 5 May 2016 Family First Comment: Quite right. The health and welfare of the woman is paramount.   Health officials may be forced into an embarrassing backtrack after a recommendation that pharmacists be allowed sell birth control pills without a doctor’s script. The controversial issue was put back on the agenda this week after harsh criticisms by the Royal New […]

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May
6

51 Families Sue Over Illinois High School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy

Daily Signal 4 May 2016 Family First Comment: The school did its best and offered a separate area to protect the privacy of both the female student population AND the transgender student. The transgender student rejected this because “the school did not accept her (him!) as a female.” And there’s the problem! Gender activists are […]

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May
5

Cannabis referendum up in smoke?

NewsHub 5 May 2016 Family First Comment: Good! “Cannabis Party leader Julian Crawford says the vibe he’d got from Labour leader Andrew Little was that he “sounded positive” the idea of a referendum was being progressed by Labour.” They call it ‘dope’ for a reason :) Labour is rubbishing claims it is backing a referendum on […]

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May
5

La Trobe University academic defends paedophilia

Family Voice Australia 5 May 2016 Family First Comment: And this is one of the academics behind the wrongly-called “Safe Schools” Curriculum in Australia that is causing a furore, and quite rightly so. Enough said!! Children can experience “a sense of power and control in sexual encounters with adults” and sexual pleasure, according to a senior […]

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