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    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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Council looks for power to ban street prostitutes

NZ Herald Jan 28, 2011 Prostitutes could be banned from street trading in Auckland and beyond after the Super City council voted to support a bill which was originally focused on one area. Violence, turf wars and streets littered with syringes and used condoms at Hunters Corner and Manurewa led the former Manukau City Council […]


Men should concentrate on playing with their children and leave the care to women

Telegraph 27 Jan 2011 Fathers should stick to just playing with their children as their efforts to look after them just end in arguments with their wives, a study claims. Psychologists have found that couples have a stronger, more supportive relationship when the father spends more time playing with their child and less time feeding […]


Facebook increasingly implicated in divorce

Telegraph (UK) 21 Jan 2011 For most people, Facebook is a harmless way to keep in touch with friends and family. But flirtations on the social networking site are now becoming a major factor in marriage breakdowns. Family lawyers have revealed that the problem has become so great that almost every divorce they have dealt […]


Kids are not accessories

Miranda Devine – Herald Sun January 20, 2011 CONCEPTION is never easy. But the growing trend of surrogate babies for celebrities severely devalues the role of modern parents and their children alike. When Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announced the surprise birth of their new baby this week, they made special mention of “our gestational […]


NZ Herald Jan 20, 2011 A Child, Youth and Family report into the care received by a nine-year-old girl who suffered “horrific” abuse at the hands of her parents has found no single glaring failure by any of the 12 state agencies involved. The report, which will not be released until charges against the girl’s parents […]


UN concerned over children’s rights in NZ

NZ Herald Jan 20, 2011 The United Nations has expressed concern over shortfalls in the rights of New Zealand children, including “staggering” infant and child mortality rates and a lack representation for children in legislation. It has questioned why New Zealand does not have a department or ministry responsible for children’s issues. The UN committee […]