FAMILY MATTERS: “We Need To Talk” – Is ScreenTime Robbing Your FamilyTime?

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Family First recently released a report on the increasing use of screen time for children. It’s entitled “WE NEED TO TALK” and is written by UK biologist / psychologist Dr Aric Sigman. He argues that although screen technology may be a great aspect of modern life, there is growing concern from health and development experts […]

Dying with Dignity Lies In Love and Best Palliative Care

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Media Release 21 March 2015 Family First NZ says that the heartbreaking situation that Lecretia Seales faces should not be solved in the courtroom or by a change in law, but through the guarantee of the best palliative care that the country can offer her and others in a similar situation. “Patients facing death have […]

FAMILY MATTERS: Gardasil – It’s Vital Parents Make An Informed Decision

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IN THIS EPISODE: Gardasil – It’s Vital Parents Make An Informed Decision The Herald on Sunday screamed with the headline: “White girls don’t have sex” and highlighted the comments of a Massey University researcher who believes that well-off parents – and especially Pakeha parents – are in denial over the need for their teens to […]

‘Food In Schools’ Fails To Address Real Issue

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Media Release 19 March 2015 Family First NZ says that attempts to feed children at school is well-intentioned but will be a short-term band-aid to mask the more serious issues of parental neglect, loan sharks, budgeting, and family breakdown. “A child whose parents cannot even provide two pieces of toast in the morning or a […]

Sacking Of Judges Good Decision for Families

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Media Release 16 March 2015 Family First NZ is applauding a decision by X Factor New Zealand producers to replace judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon. “X Factor is supposed to be a celebration and showcasing of kiwi talent – not a demonstration of public bullying and humiliation. Constructive feedback is one thing. Moon and […]

Call to Boycott TV ‘Bully’ Show

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Media Release 16 March 2015 Family First NZ is calling on families to boycott the tv show X Factor New Zealand until judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon are removed. “X Factor is supposed to be a celebration of talent – not a demonstration of public bullying and humiliation. The show should be safe for […]

Parents Right to Question HPV Vaccine

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Media Release 15 March 2015 Family First NZ says that contrary to claims that ‘well-off Pakeha girls’ are rejecting the HPV vaccine, parents of all racial groups in New Zealand are rightly rejecting the pressure to have their children vaccinated for an infection which isn’t a communicable disease but a consequence of behaviour. “The suggestion […]

Dutch Euthanasia Proof of Recipe For Abuse

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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 […]

Politicians Put Prostitution Harm in ‘Too Hard Basket’

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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 […]

Parents Are Key Sex Educators, Not Schools

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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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