Legal Analysis Sets Up Challenge To Smacking Law


SMACKING CASES HIT GOOD PARENTS – Legal Expert Media Release 17 Nov 2014 An independent legal analysis of court cases involving prosecutions for smacking since the anti-smacking law was passed has found that the anti-smacking law is complicated, difficult to apply, and lower courts are getting it wrong. The analysis by Public Law Specialists Chen Palmer […]

Labour Leaders Open To Extreme Abortion Laws

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Media Release 12 Nov 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting the Labour leader candidates’ call for the decriminalisation of abortion and says that the existing safeguards are there to protect women and children. “Andrew Little, Grant Robertson, Nanaia Mahuta and David Parker said on Radio NZ this morning that they supported the liberalising of abortion […]

MP’s Ignore Prostitution Harm & Gender Inequality

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Media Release 10 Nov 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting a report from the Justice and Electoral Select committee which has rejected a petition on street prostitution, labelling the report naïve and oblivious to the concerns of communities. “Street prostitution continues to plague communities, a fact highlighted by retailers and families in south Auckland and […]

Labour Leadership – Where do they stand on family issues?

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The Labour Party is currently in the process of choosing a new leader. We thought you might be interested to see where they stand on important family issues such as same-sex marriage, euthanasia, the anti-smacking law, abortion, marijuana, and many more. The decriminalisation of euthanasia, abortion and marijuana, plus a review of the anti-smacking law, and attempts to […]

Assisted Suicide: A Beautiful Response to Brittany Maynard

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There has been plenty of media coverage in NZ of the sad death of Brittany Maynard yesterday. Maynard, 29, who was suffering from terminal brain cancer, used her last month to advocate for “death with dignity.” But have you heard of Maggie Karner? Karner has the same diagnosis as Maynard: terminal brain cancer. She also received […]

Councils Must Ban Home Brothels, Protect Families


Media Release 5 Nov 2014 Family First NZ is supporting a challenge by a former Environment Court judge to ban residential brothels operating on the Kapiti Coast, and is repeating its call for the government to amend the Prostitution Reform Act in order to protect families and communities from brothels in residential areas throughout New […]

Food In Schools Bill A ‘Band-Aid’ Solution


Media Release 5 November 2014 Family First NZ says that the Food in Schools Bill due for its 1st Reading in Parliament this week 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 […]

Don’t Ban Fireworks, Improve Safety & Supervision

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Media Release 3 Nov 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for a ban on fireworks, and says that a fireworks bbq party is one of the great family rituals for kiwi families. “There is risk present in many activities that families and communities are involved in – contact sport, biking on public roads, playing […]

ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer – Study


Media Release 23 October 2014 Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent by 2016. The study by the University of Surrey, University of Essex and the Institute […]

Parental Rights regarding “Mindfulness”


We’ve been contacted by a number of parents concerned about a new programme called ‘Mindfulness’ which is being trialled in a number of schools around NZ. You can read more about the concerns expressed about the programme HERE (Investigate) and HERE (Southland Times) and HERE “The Messy Truth about Mindfulness“. To be fair, there are also complements […]