• 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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‘Learn to say no to spoilt kids’

Sunday Star Times 08/08/2010 NZ parents need to “get their back bones back” and learn how to say no to their children to stop what a British psychologist is calling a “spoilt generation”. Aric Sigman made his presence known in New Zealand last week, having been brought over by lobby group Family First to speak […]


Couples split to get extra on benefit

NZ Herald Aug 7, 2010 A growing number of unemployed couples are living apart so one can claim the domestic purposes benefit to get more money, say beneficiary advocates. A community leader in New Zealand’s “DPB capital” of Kawerau says 70 per cent of those claiming the benefit in the town have partners “round the […]


Too much ‘screen time’ harming children

Stuff 06/08/2010 Exposing children to too much ”screen time” is causing obesity, sleep disorders, and less brain activity, a leading psychologist has told a forum in Auckland today. British psychologist Aric Sigman was speaking at Family First’s fifth annual Forum on the Family in Auckland today. There are about 200 delegates at the forum – […]


The ideal legal drinking age is 25, says a British doctor

The Dominion Post 06/08/2010 A British doctor says the ideal legal drinking age is 25, but recommends New Zealand should adopt a drinking age of 21. New medical evidence had shown that brains were damaged by alcohol for much longer than previously thought, according to visiting British psychologist and biologist Aric Sigman. Dr Sigman said […]


NZ’s sex-slave cases ‘slip under radar’

NZ Herald Aug 4, 2010 No one has been prosecuted in New Zealand for human trafficking but critics say that is only because a difference in definition is allowing cases to slip under the radar. A recent example is the case of a Malaysian sex worker who needed police help to retrieve her passport from […]


Parents of Down Syndrome kids Experience Joy, Resilience – Survey

Kansas State University 3 August 2010 The tumultuous feelings parents have when they first learn their child will be born with Down syndrome give way to joy and resilience, according to preliminary data from a study by researchers at Kansas State University and Texas Tech University. Briana Nelson Goff and Nicole Springer, both mothers of […]