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    FAMILY MATTERS: EUTHANASIA – ARE YOU READY FOR THE DEBATE?

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Euthanasia (or assisted suicide) has certainly been in the media a lot lately. There is a strong push for it to be decriminalised in NZ as has happened in a few overseas countries. Are you ready for this debate? Do you know the key arguments for euthanasia and how to counter them? Can you define […]

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    FAMILY MATTERS: “We Need To Talk” – Is ScreenTime Robbing Your FamilyTime?

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Family First recently released a report on the increasing use of screen time for children. It’s entitled “WE NEED TO TALK” and is written by UK biologist / psychologist Dr Aric Sigman. He argues that although screen technology may be a great aspect of modern life, there is growing concern from health and development experts […]

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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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    New Resource For Families

    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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    Family First Phone App Out Now

    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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Apr
4

“Heads in the sand”

ONE News 4 April 2011 ….Family First NZ has responded to recent crime figures, by saying that the level of criminal assaults being committed by primary school students is no surprise. It says statistics will just get worse, “especially when schools are pressured to accept and accommodate increasingly defiant and unacceptable behaviour by children.” “We […]

Apr
4

Crime shock: NZ’s little thugs

NZ Herald Apr 4, 2011 Criminal assaults by children of primary school age soared last year, and police were called to more than one case a week. Crime statistics show the number of children under 9 apprehended for assaults last year was 64, almost double the 33 recorded in 2009. Forty-four of the 64 were […]

Apr
4

Mums do best at showing love

Herald on Sunday Apr 3, 2011 Sibling rivalry is often said to be rooted in a fight for parental attention. But the roles could be reversed after new research revealed children are more likely to feel unconditional love from their mothers than their fathers. Otago University professor Amanda Barusch quizzed more than 1400 Kiwis aged […]

Apr
3

Maori children at highest risk of abuse but Asian kids safest

Michael Laws – Sunday Star Times 3 April 2011 A review of convictions by offender ethnicity against children, for the years 2006 to 2009, paints a grim picture. First, offences overall have more than doubled in four years – from 280 in 2006 to 575 in 2009. That may reflect changes in police policy but […]

Apr
3

Cleaning up the streets

Herald on Sunday Apr 3, 2011 The oldest profession is again in the spotlight as South Auckland businesses seek to rid the streets of prostitutes. It’s nearly midnight on Kolmar Rd, just off Great South Rd in Papatoetoe, a business centre in South Auckland known as Hunters Corner. Or Hookers’ Corner. Riia, 25, is at work. […]

Apr
1

Adolescents more at risk of death than children

Dominion Post 01/04/2011 Violence, car accidents and suicide are now the leading causes of adolescent deaths worldwide, trumping child mortality rates – and New Zealand teenagers are among those at risk. A United States study has shown that global death rates among males aged 15 to 24 are now three times higher than children, in […]

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