Parental Notification – Hillary Kieft responds

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Statement from Hillary Kieft re Parental Notification  I’m lost for words. I find the decision of the Select Committee to be like a cruel joke.  I find it especially difficult knowing that some of the members of the committee are parents also. I’m so disappointed but I’m also disgusted. As parents, we have given politicians […]

Mum’s petition against secret abortions for teens under 16 rejected by MPs

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TVNZ One News 7 July 2016 MPs have rejected a call to change the law to prevent under-16s undergoing secret abortions. Taranaki mum Hillary Kieft presented a petition to Parliament’s justice and electoral commission last year. Her 15-year-old daughter’s abortion was arranged by her school in 2010. A report from the committee says about 60 […]

Financial infidelity causes more break-ups than sex

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NZ Herald 6 July 2016 Family First Comment: Interesting. “A 2013 study from Kansas University also found arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce, regardless of the couple’s income, debt or net worth.” Financial infidelity is replacing sexual infidelity as a leading cause of relationship breakdowns. It’s when people lie to their partners […]

Incest should be legal, says German govt’s Ethics Council


Daily Mail 30 September 2014 Family First Comment: Calling this group an “ethics” council is an oxymoron. Actually, ‘moronic’ is more suitable. For example…. “The German Ethics Council said in a statement that ‘criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo’, adding that the risk of disability to children is enough […]

More than 100 previous convictions for Moko’s killers


NZ Herald 6 July 2016 Family First Comment: Should CYF have been FAR more proactive when they knew this background? Why didn’t they investigate? Should a mother place a child with this guy? “Court documents released to the Herald reveal that Haerewa had racked up 111 convictions before he killed Moko and had been in […]

Eat at home five nights a week to cut risk of Type 2 diabetes

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The Telegraph 5 July 2016 Family First Comment: They discovered that people who ate at home between five and seven nights of the week were 15 per cent less likely to have developed Type 2 diabetes over the study period compared to those who ate out at least five nights a week. Those people who […]

Why is There More Domestic Violence Against Women in Liberal, Secular Countries?

Family in church 22 June 2016 Family First Comment: Fascinating study… “…the findings are only a surprise if you, like Adam Taylor, ignore a crucial factor: religion. The chart of violence against women published by Gracia and Merlo is like a track of the least religious to the most religious countries in Europe. According to The New […]

Govt programme slammed as ‘band-aid response’

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Radio NZ 5 July 2016 The government is scrapping an established programme for at-risk families for a new one which critics say is not as good. More than a quarter of the 114 Strengthening Families contracts in 10 areas are being cancelled and $1.3 million reallocated to the newly established Children’s Teams. The Ministry of […]

Study – Condom programmes increase teen fertility rates!


The Corner 17 June 2016 Family First Comment: No surprises. But the media may not report this one! Perhaps you could take the study and show the school nurse   A new study by a pair of Notre Dame economists received some media attention this week. It found that school districts that instituted condom distribution […]

Family Resolution Adopted by UN Human Rights Council!


Family Watch International 2 July 2016 Family First Comment: The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has just passed the Protection of the Family resolution. It passed by a wide margin: 32 votes in favour, 12 against, and 3 abstentions. Statements include: “Reaffirms that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society, and […]