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    JUST RELEASED:”We Need To Talk”

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    READ our just-released Report “WE NEED TO TALK – Screen time in NZ, Media Use: An Emerging factor in child and adolescent health” by biologist / psychologist Dr Aric Sigman CLICK HERE to download

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    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Family First NZ has launched a phone app designed to put the power back in to the hands of families, and to help them be online political activists for family issues in NZ. DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW:

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  • Just Released – A Voice for Families

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Please take just a moment to watch our brand new Promo video. It showcases Family First NZ speaking up on family issues in the media and public domain over the past few years – just a small sampling of the many issues we’ve covered. We hope you enjoy it. (It actually surprised us just how […]

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    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW: You can now be an online activist for family issues in NZ! Be informed and empowered on issues important to your family.  

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  • WATCH: Mum on a Mission

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    THE YOUTUBE VIDEO POLITICIANS DON’T WANT NZ PARENTS TO SEE In 2007, politicians changed the laws making it illegal for parents to use smacking as form of correction with their children. The referendum in 2009 revealed that 87% of New Zealanders opposed this move believing that it wouldn’t solve genuine child abuse but would lead […]

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  • Family First – Speaking Up

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE. You’ll find the latest news, research and essays on family issues that we think kiwi families need to be aware of. Our aim is to inform and empower families in New Zealand. If you’re unaware of the work of Family First, please take a moment to watch this 8 minute promo. […]

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  • My Mummy’s a Criminal

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    In 2007 the NZ Parliament removed the right of Kiwi parents to use reasonable force to physically discipline their children for the purpose of correction. Despite assurances to the contrary, families have been torn apart, accused of lying and dragged through the courts with disturbing results. These are just a few of the many examples…

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    Family First NZ – The Family Watchdog

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    5 REASONS WHY NZ FAMILIES NEED THEIR OWN WATCHDOG 1. BUSY FAMILIES AREN’T ALWAYS AWARE – mums and dads are so busy doing school drop-offs, keeping the house in order, working and paying the bills etc  that they often can’t keep up with all the issues that may affect them or that they are passionate […]

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Oct
7

Disgust at 5-year-old’s death

Newwstalk ZB 21/12/2010 Despair from a family advocate with the news of another child’s death. A man has been arrested following the suspicious death of a 5-year-old girl found dead in her bed overnight in Napier. This comes, as news emerges the parents of a 9-year-old Waitakere girl, accused of her prolonged torture – have […]

Oct
7

Child-torture case horrifies minister, sparks fury over bail

NZ Herald Dec 21, 2010 Family advocates are angry that a couple charged with the abuse and torture of their 9-year-old daughter have been released on bail. And they are asking why the abuse was not detected sooner. The couple, who have interim name suppression, will appear in Waitakere District Court tomorrow facing more than […]

Oct
7

Highest female youth suicide rate since 1999

3 News 21 Dec 2010 Female youth suicide rates are at their highest level since 1999, according to 2008 figures released by the Health Ministry today. The report, Suicide Facts, showed that in 2008, on average nearly 47 people a week were admitted to hospital as a result of self harm or a suicide attempt. […]

Oct
7

Parents see TV, internet the same

AP 18/12/2010 No TV for a week, the time-honoured punishment for misbehaving children, has been enhanced. Now, parents are also withholding internet access to punish their kids, further sign that the web has become as important to families as television. As the two mediums converge, parents are quickly coming to see TV and the internet […]

Oct
7

Most NZ crime goes unreported

The Dominion Post 17/12/2010 Only a third of crime in New Zealand is reported to police, a survey has found. More than 6000 people were selected at random to be quizzed for the 2009 New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey. The results were released in Wellington today. Those quizzed said they reported just one-third of […]

Oct
7

Switzerland considers repealing incest laws

Telegraph (UK) 13 Dec 2010 The upper house of the Swiss parliament has drafted a law decriminalising sex between consenting family members which must now be considered by the government. There have been only three cases of incest since 1984. Switzerland, which recently held a referendum passing a draconian law that will boot out foreigners […]

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