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    Just released: CHILD POVERTY & FAMILY STRUCTURE

    Monday, May 30, 2016

    CHILD POVERTY & FAMILY STRUCTURE: What is the evidence telling us? Released 7 June 2016 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure” For additional copies, please contact Family First NZ [email protected]  

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  • WATCH – A Voice for Families

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Have a watch of our new promo video – 10 years in 10 minutes. 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!

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    Analysis Shows Failure of Anti-Smacking Law

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Media Release 11 February 2016 A report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law has concluded that there is not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that has shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law and that they’ve continued to get worse – in some cases a lot worse, […]

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  • Family First Watchdog 2016

    Family First NZ – The Family Watchdog

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    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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  • WATCH: Family First TV

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    We’re really excited to release a fantastic new tool for Kiwi families. FAMILY FIRST TV https://nzfamily.tv/ is a new Internet TV service where you can watch great online content from Family First, but you can also rent top class movies, documentaries and TV shows. The service has market leading parental control technology so it’s really […]

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  • FAMILY MATTERS: BOYS GIRLS OTHER – Making Sense of the Confusing New World of Gender Identity

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    The report “BOYS GIRLS OTHER – Making Sense of the Confusing New World of Gender Identity” was commissioned by Family First NZ in response to an increasing number of ‘born in the wrong body’-type stories involving children in the media, and ‘gender identity’ guidelines and policies being pushed at schools by governmental groups and advocacy […]

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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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    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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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 […]

Oct
7

Sex sentence ‘pathetic’ says Family First NZ

Herald Dec 16, 2010 Family First NZ today described as “pathetic” the sentence imposed on a 21-year-old New Plymouth man who had sex with a 12-year-old girl. Yesterday, in New Plymouth District Court, Carl Brinton was given 12 months intensive supervision and ordered to pay $2000 towards the gil’s education after he earlier pleaded guilty […]

Oct
7

Parents jailed for smacking – Sweden/Canada

McBlog 14 December 2010 In a disturbing trend, countries are starting to jail parents for smacking. They started softly-softly like NZ, but as time progresses, they come under pressure from the UN to strictly enforce the ideologically-flawed UNCROC (UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child) – otherwise known as ‘a load of croc”. (Labelled […]

Oct
7

Families advocate targeted

Sunday Star Times 12/12/2010 The Families Commission has been told to slash the number of commissioners, consider closing its Auckland office, cut overheads and focus on a limited number of research projects. Critics say the moves will undermine its role as an advocate for families, and its independence. Labour MP and former chief families commissioner […]

Oct
7

Spend less now for a happier new year

        Otago Daily Times 12 Dec 2010 Inexpensive but meaningful Christmas presents are the key to avoiding a stressful New Year, lobby group Family First says. Setting strict spending limits over the next two weeks would help families avoid racking up debt, adding to hardship and worries during the holidays and when school […]

Oct
7

As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up

New York Times 4 Dec 2010 The lawlessness of the Internet, its potential for casual, breathtaking cruelty, and its capacity to cloak a bully’s identity all present slippery new challenges to this transitional generation of analog parents. Desperate to protect their children, parents are floundering even as they scramble to catch up with the technological […]

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