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    JUST LAUNCHED: 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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    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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Jul
26

Outrage over risque slogans

Herald on Sunday Jul 26, 2009 Child advocates have slammed a risque range of baby clothes that created a storm of controversy in Australia and are now on sale in New Zealand. The T-shirts and suits are on sale in Australian chain Cotton On Kids’ 17 Kiwi stores and feature slogans including “I’m a tits […]

Jul
25

Smacking rate way down on decades past

NZ Herald Jul 25, 2009 New Zealand parents have turned away from smacking their children frequently as the country prepares to vote on whether the practice should stay a criminal offence. Four surveys of parents of 4-year-old children by Waikato University psychologists Jane and James Ritchie, from 1963 to 1997, found that about half of […]

Jul
24

Mother menaced with knife by son, 12

Bay of Plenty Times 24th July 2009 A frightened Tauranga mother had to lock herself in the bathroom after her 12-year-old son tried to stab her with a knife in one of the latest incidents of a new type of family violence escalating in the Bay. The incident – revealed this week – escalated after […]

Jul
22

Divorced fathers need help: study

NZ Herald Jul 22, 2009 A study on the effect marriage break-ups have on fathers highlights the need for specialised male counselling, says Relationship Services. The Families Commission released a report yesterday that found fathers who did not live with their children needed extra support from community services. The Pathways Through Parental Separation report, a […]

Jul
21

Celebs go toe-to-toe on smacks

NZ Herald 21 July 09 (Simon Barnett and Robyn Malcolm) have lined up as rival celebrities for the “No” and “Yes” votes in next month’s referendum on the question, “Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?” On the Vote No website, Barnett fronts a video saying, […]

Jul
21

Parents ‘to blame’ for measles

The Dominion Post 21/07/2009 Middle-class parents worried about the possible side effects of vaccination are partly to blame for an “epidemic” of measles, a child health expert says. The claim comes as the Health Ministry said there were 90 measles cases notified so far this year, more than seven times the total number of cases […]

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