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    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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    Launch of protect.org.nz to Oppose Euthanasia

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    Media Release 17 Sep 2015 Family First NZ has launched a website dedicated to helping families oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, and to help them make a submission to the inquiry being carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. “Yet another push to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide is currently underway in New Zealand. This resource […]

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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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  • 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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Teens ‘don’t see enough of parents’

The Press 31/10/2009 More than half of Kiwi teenagers believe they do not see enough of their parents. The Social Report figures, released this week by the Ministry of Social Development, were worse than previous statistics. They have led an Auckland University expert to suggest parenting programmes for all Kiwi parents. “Parents are looking for […]


Call for minimum age of 14 to own cellphones

The Press 31/10/2009 Teenagers who prefer texting to talking have driven some parents to call for a minimum cellphone ownership age of 14. “Parents are worried teenagers are losing the ability to properly communicate with eye-to-eye contact,” said Shanti Ravichandran, of Auckland’s Unitec, who has surveyed parents’ attitudes to teenage cellphone use. She said the […]


Smacking law march aims for huge turnout

NZ Herald Oct 28, 2009 An Auckland property manager who is spending $450,000 to promote a march against the smacking law says he hopes it will be the biggest protest march in New Zealand history. Colin Craig, 41, and his wife Helen own companies which manage high-rise apartment buildings including Nautilus at Orewa and the […]


March to call for action on smacking referendum

NZ Herald Oct 27, 2009 A march to protest the Government’s lack of action following the so-called anti-smacking referendum has been announced today. Colin Craig, an Auckland businessman, said he would fund the November 21 march, which will cost up to $450,000. He said the march is about democracy and the government has so far […]


Topless teacher on Penthouse website

Sunday News 25/10/2009 A primary school teacher who appeared naked on Australian Penthouse’s website is being investigated by the New Zealand Teachers Council. Rachel Whitwell, girlfriend of pornographer Steve Crow, is featured in six saucy photos, including two totally nude shots and two topless poses. The 27-year-old boasts of what she does for a living and […]


Right-to-lifers protest medical abortion plan

Waikato Times 24/10/2009 An anti-abortion group is outraged at what it calls Hamilton Family Planning’s plan to “kill on premises”. Voice for Life protesters staged what they called a “peaceful yet powerful protest” yesterday outside Family Planning’s clinic in Anglesea St, which could become the first centre of its kind in New Zealand to offer […]