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    FAMILY MATTERS: Marriage ‘Equality’ Is Growing – In Numbers!

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The debate about whether the definition of marriage should be further redefined to allow polygamy and group marriage has surfaced in the UK, with the Green Party leader declaring that they are open to consultation on legalising ‘marriages’ involving three or more people. The politicians in NZ worked hard to silence the debate here around opening […]

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    REPORT:”We Need To Talk”

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    READ our recently-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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  • WATCH – 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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Jun
2

Divorce ‘permanently harms learning and affects their ability to make friends’

Daily Mail (UK) 2nd June 2011  Children struggle with maths and making friends when their parents divorce, a study has found. They often fall behind classmates whose parents stay married, suffering from anxiety, loneliness and feeling sad – and may never catch up academically. Contrary to some previous research, children through primary school did not show […]

Jun
2

CYF caregivers accused of wire brush abuse

Stuff.co.nz 02/06/2011 Two Child Youth and Family caregivers and their daughter are facing almost 40 charges relating to the alleged abuse of boys in their care. It is alleged that Andrew John Hemara, 53 and Jenny-Lee Hemara scrubbed the bodies and teeth of their foster children with a wire brush, made them run around a […]

Jun
2

Unborn have no right to life, Court of Appeal rules

Dominion Post 02/06/2011 The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court judge’s ruling that unborn children do not have a right to life. It also dismissed comments made by the judge about many abortions being granted “on request”. Right to Life sued the Abortion Supervisory Committee for allegedly failing to review whether certifying consultants […]

Jun
2

Raising age limit ‘key to tackling youth drinking’

NZ Herald Jun 2, 2011 A report from the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser says raising the drinking age to 21 and increasing alcohol prices are two of the most effective ways to address youth drinking problems. Professor Sir Peter Gluckman yesterday released a paper on social problems facing young people, which Prime Minister John Key […]

Jun
1

Kids taught self-control do well as adults

NZ Herald Jun 1, 2011  Teaching self-control to children as young as 3 can set them up for healthy, wealthy and crime-free lives, researchers have found. Physical health, alcohol and drug addictions, personal finances and criminal offending in adulthood can be “significantly predicted” by how a child acts up to 11 years old. The findings, […]

May
31

Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is Moral Issue Dividing Americans Most

Gallup Polls May 31 2011 Doctor-assisted suicide emerges as the most controversial cultural issue in Gallup’s 2011 Values and Beliefs poll, with Americans divided 45% vs. 48% over whether it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Having a baby out of wedlock and abortion also closely divide Americans. However, stronger public consensus exists on 14 […]

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