Function Centre Pressured To Allow Same-Sex Weddings

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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 […]

CYF Restructure Still Avoids Accountability

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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 […]

France’s Law On Prostitution Should Be NZ’s

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)

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 […]

Queenstown Council Fining Wicked Campers

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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, […]

Charities Board Still Gunning For Family First

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Media Release 7 April 2016 Family First NZ has received notification that the government’s Charities Board still wants to deregister the charitable organisation despite a decision in the Wellington High Court in 2015 to allow Family First’s appeal against deregistration. The notice says; “(W)e do not consider that the Trust continues to qualify for registration […]

Judge Makes Harmful Comments on Underage Sex


Media Release 1 April 2016 Family First NZ is labelling a judge’s comments about underage sex as flawed and harmful, and says that the laws are there for good reason and should not be weakened. “Some young people may make mistakes as the judge argues, but the law is designed to protect and judges should […]

Government Must Say Nope To Dope

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Media Release 30 Mar 2016 Family First NZ says that any hint of decriminalising marijuana is the wrong path if we care about public health, public safety, and about our young people, and the government should maintain the drug’s illegal status. “Drug use is both a criminal and a health issue. There is a false […]

Families Are Loving The Easter Holiday

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Media Release 25 March 2016 Family First NZ says that families throughout NZ are taking advantage of the long weekend and public holidays to travel, visit friends and family, and holiday together, and the current limits on Easter trading are good for the country. “Families deserve a break. We reject any liberalisation of Easter, Anzac […]

PM Committed To Cleaning Up Wicked Campers

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Media Release 24 March 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming statements by the Prime Minister today on More FM that Wicked Campers is on the radar of the government to force them to clean up their act. READ ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN “Labelling the Wicked Campers messaging as ‘rough’ and ‘just plain nasty’, John Key promised […]

Tourists Start Censoring Wicked Campers

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Media Release 23 March 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the actions of customers of Wicked Campers who are now covering over offensive messaging with gaffer tape. According to the Rotorua Daily Post, a van load of Australian tourists in a Wicked Camper covered a slogan on their van with tape. They said the slogan […]