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    Forum on the Family 2015

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    We have a superb line-up of international and local experts, covering the crucial issues of MARRIAGE, EUTHANASIA, MARIJUANA, SURROGACY, and more. Here’s the details. Numbers are limited – so don’t miss out.  Register NOW

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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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23

Teens want more time with parents -study

NZ Herald May 23, 2009 It may be uncool to admit it, but more than half of New Zealand teenagers want to spend more time with their parents. Details of a survey of almost 10,000 students at 96 secondary schools, published to mark the start of Youth Week today, show that 54 per cent of […]

May
22

Kids want to hear more bedtime stories

Reuters May 22, 2009 Almost two-thirds of children want their parents to spend more time reading to them before bed, and most prefer Mum’s storytelling to Dad’s, researchers said on Friday. They conducted a study that showed younger children aged 3-4 were most hungry for more stories, with over three-quarters saying they wished their parents read […]

May
21

Latta slams families funds waste

The Timaru Herald 21 May 2009 The Families Commission is a colossal waste of time and money, and its $9 million budget could be far better spent elsewhere. That’s according to clinical psychologist Nigel Latta, who spoke on violence at two meetings in Timaru yesterday. Mr Latta waded into the commission during his hour-long talk, […]

May
21

Fairer child deal sought

The Press 21 May 2009 Child-support payments may be changed to reflect the income of a parent’s new partner. The proposal is part of Revenue Minister Peter Dunne’s call for a review of the child-support scheme. Dunne said yesterday that he wanted to make the scheme “as even-handed as possible”. He said current payments did […]

May
21

Garth George: Rankin’s file is the right CV for families

NZ Herald May 21, 2009 The appointment of Christine Rankin to the Families Commission is inspired. As was the appointment of Paula Bennett as Minister of Social Development, who was instrumental in Ms Rankin’s appointment. We now have a four-times-married serial monogamist sitting on the Families Commission; and a West Auckland solo mum, whose unwed […]

May
21

School reports will tell it how it is

NZ Herald May 21, 2009 Parents could be warned their children are performing well below expectations in a proposed move to “plain language” on school reports. This week the Ministry of Education opened its proposed set of national standards for consultation, setting national standards for numeracy and literacy achievement and the way students’ progress should […]

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