The Marriage Pledge – Applying It At The Ballot Box 2014

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In 2013, the politicians IGNORED thousands of your submissions. They IGNORED calls for a referendum on a massive cultural change, at the same time as demanding a referendum on state asset sales! They demanded their right for a conscience vote, yet voted to IGNORE the consciences of many celebrants, registrars, churches hosting weddings, and others in the wedding […]

Don’t Apologise for Putting Family First, Mr Cunliffe

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Media Release 23 July 2014 Family First NZ says Labour leader David Cunliffe should not be apologising for putting his family first and having some holiday time with them. “All parents need some rest and recharging time, they need family time, and most importantly they need a good work-life balance,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director […]

Dr Ben Carson: Gay Marriage Is Like 2+2=5

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Media Release 9 July 2014 Family First NZ held their annual Forum on the Family last week attended by the Prime Minister and other political leaders, and a special guest was Dr Ben Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and paediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed paediatric neurosurgery […]

The documentary politicians don’t want you to watch

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“Bathroom Bill” Rightly Flushed Away by Parliament

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Media Release 6 July 2014 Family First NZ says that a controversial proposal by Labour MP Louisa Wall to include ‘gender identity’ as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Act has been rejected by her own party colleagues and others on the Select Committee and will be removed from consideration as part […]

Smacking Doco Proves Real Harm of Law to Families

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Media Release 6 July 2014 Family First NZ has just released a new documentary on the anti-smacking law “MUM ON A MISSION” featuring the experiences of five more families. This is the sequel to the documentary from 2011 “MY MUMMY’S A CRIMINAL” which was viewed on YouTube over 12,300 times (despite being a 30 minute […]

Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues

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Media Release 4 July 2014 More than 200 delegates representing more than 70 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland today (Friday) for the eighth annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ. Speakers include Dr David Richmond (euthanasia) and Maggie Hamilton (sexualisation of children) and the topics of the anti-smacking […]

Court Undermines Values and Principles of Schools

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Media Release 27 June 2014 Family First is slamming a decision by the High Court to overturn a St John’s College school decision to set a hair standard, labelling it as disrespectful and setting a dangerous precedent. “Schools are working hard to instill values, discipline and respect in their students and they should be allowed […]

High Rate of STIs Outcome of ‘Safe Sex’ Myth

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Media Release 26 June 2014 Family First NZ says that “staggeringly high” rates of chlamydia reported among New Zealand teenage girls is proof that young people are being left misinformed and with a false sense of security. It also points to the failure of the free Emergency Contraception Pill schemes to young people and the […]

NZ Post Book Award Gets It Right For Families

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Media Release 24 June 2014 Family First is congratulating organisers and judges of the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year for children and young adults for awarding books this year that were suitable and not offensive. Last year, the family group called on NZ Post to withdraw their support and the award […]