Launch of protect.org.nz to Oppose Euthanasia

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Media Release 17 Sep 2015 Family First NZ has launched a website dedicated to helping families oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, and to help them make a submission to the inquiry being carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. “Yet another push to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide is currently underway in New Zealand. This resource […]

Govt Undervalues Parenting With Veto Threat

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Media Release 17 Sep 2015 Family First NZ is calling on the government to value parenting and the important role of mothers and fathers during the early years of our children and not threaten a veto on the paid parental leave bill. “Successive governments have undervalued mothers and the vital role of parents as they […]

We won’t “chill out” opposing misogynistic messages

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Media Release 15 Sep 2015 WARNING: Contains offensive material Family First NZ is labelling calls for the group to ‘chill out’ about the messaging in ZOO magazine as flippant and brainless, and says that it will continue to oppose any messaging that promotes sexual violence, objectification of women, and teaches boys to be predatory. “ZOO […]

Warning Of Smoke Screen Around Medicinal Marijuana

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Media Release 15 Sep 2015 Family First NZ says that a poll suggesting support for medicinal marijuana fails to comprehend the concerns around the real agenda behind liberalising drug laws and also the abuse of medicinal marijuana. However, Family First is supporting further quality research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via […]

Family Group Supports Call To Pull Zoo Magazine

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Media Release 14 Sep 2015 Family First NZ is supporting calls for Countdown stores in New Zealand to stop selling ZOO Weekly, and says that all retailers in NZ should be encouraged to reject the publication. “The magazine promotes a rape culture and objectifies women – all at the same time as we try to […]

Family First Asked for Restriction on New Rating

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Media Release 11 Sep 2015 Family First applied to have the classification of Into the River by Ted Dawes, as determined by the Film and Literature Board of Review, upheld at R14. Contrary to continued media reports, Family First did not ask for the book to be banned. But we also do not believe the […]

Family Group Puts Halt on Explicit Book

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Media Release 7 Sep 2015 Family First NZ has successfully applied for an Interim Restriction Order on the book Into The River by Ted Dawe – a book laced with detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language and scenes of drug-taking. The book came to public attention after it took top prize in the 2013 New […]

Focus on Suicide In Euthanasia Review Welcomed

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Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming the broad inquiry into voluntary euthanasia to be carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. “It makes absolute sense to us to take a broad approach and to place euthanasia within the wider debate about the premature ending of one’s life. There has always been a […]

Families Call for Parental Notification Laws

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Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reflect the concerns and wishes of families and ensure that young pregnant girls in a crisis situation receive the family support they deserve and need. A petition is being presented to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee today by Stratford mother Hillary […]

Independent CYF Watchdog No Longer Optional

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Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is repeating its call for an independent watchdog to monitor the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF following the release of the Children’s Commissioner’s report today. “If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention by now. Despite the important work it does and […]

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