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Dr Ben Carson: Gay Marriage Is Like 2+2=5

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:34 am | Family First

Family First NZ held their annual Forum on the Family last week attended by the Prime Minister and other political leaders, and a special guest was Dr Ben Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and paediatrics at the John Hopkins School ... More >>

“Bathroom Bill” Rightly Flushed Away by Parliament

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 8:35 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a controversial proposal by Labour MP Louisa Wall to include ‘gender identity’ as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Act has been rejected by her own party colleagues and others on the Select Committee ... More >>

Smacking Doco Proves Real Harm of Law to Families

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 8:24 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has just released a new documentary on the anti-smacking law “MUM ON A MISSION” featuring the experiences of five more families. This is the sequel to the documentary from 2011 “ MY MUMMY’S A CRIMINAL ” which was viewed on ... More >>

Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Friday, 4 July 2014, 9:16 am | Family First

More than 200 delegates representing more than 70 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland on Friday for the eighth annual NZ Forum on the Family , hosted by Family First NZ. Speakers include Dr David Richmond (euthanasia) ... More >>

People’s Report Shows Need For CYF Inquiry

Monday, 16 June 2014, 1:26 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is repeating its call for an official inquiry in to the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF following the release of the Glenn Inquiry “ People’s Report ”. The Glenn Report highlights shortfalls including: • the ... More >>

Google Ban on Porn Ads Welcomed

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:07 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by Google to no longer accept pornography as well as all ads that link to sexually explicit websites. Google have also agreed to stop offering sexually explicit apps in their phone app store, Google Play. In ... More >>

Mounting Calls for CYF Inquiry

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:05 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is repeating its call for an official inquiry in to the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF following an admission by CYF that they’re not coping, and increasing media coverage about the lack of support for caregivers. ... More >>

Parents More Likely To Do ‘Facts of Life’ Talk

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 10:00 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming an international study which has found that by the age of ten years old, most children today will have already had their first ‘facts of life’ talk with their parents. More >>

“We Can’t Cope” – Call for CYF Inquiry

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 9:45 am | Family First

Family First NZ is repeating its call for an official inquiry in to the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF following an admission by CYF that they’re not coping. “A review by the ministry of Social Development found that CYF is massively ... More >>

Don’t Meddle With Marriage Def’n Any More - Poll

Monday, 26 May 2014, 9:55 am | Family First

A poll has found that there is overwhelming opposition to any further redefining of marriage to include arrangements such as polygamy and group marriage, and most people believe that parliament will be unlikely to further redefine marriage. In ... More >>

Euthanasia Report Warns of Elder Abuse & Coercion

Monday, 12 May 2014, 10:01 am | Family First

A report on the history of the euthanasia debate in New Zealand and an examination of the law and the research evidence overseas warns of the potential for even greater levels of elder abuse if euthanasia were to be decriminalised in NZ. The Report “ ... More >>

Labour Party Pushes Controversial “Bathroom Bill”

Friday, 9 May 2014, 12:08 pm | Family First

Family First says that the Labour party through its ‘Rainbow Sector’ is now attempting to push a highly controversial piece of legislation through Parliament in a way that avoids the public debate and focus that it deserves. “The controversial ... More >>

Call for Official Inquiry Into Child Youth & Family

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 5:26 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is calling for an official inquiry in to the policies and procedures of CYF. The call, which accompanies their ongoing call for an independent CYF Complaints Authority, comes as a result of two recent cases - the manager of a Whangarei Child ... More >>

Undecided Voters Influenced by Smacking Policy

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 9:48 am | Family First

A poll has found that more than one in four (27%) undecided voters say they are more likely to vote for a party pledging to amend the anti-smacking law. The poll also found that almost three out of four voters want the anti-smacking law amended, ... More >>

Labour MP Pushing Controversial “Bathroom Bill”

Monday, 5 May 2014, 10:04 am | Family First

Family First says that a Labour MP is trying to introduce a highly controversial piece of legislation through Parliament in a way that avoids the public debate and focus that it deserves. “The controversial proposal by Labour MP Louisa Wall to ... More >>

Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 2:57 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families. “This is not an issue about choice as has been argued. For many workers, they don’t have ... More >>

Soft Touch on Legal Highs Failing Communities

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 11:15 am | Family First

Family First says that the legislation governing legal highs is a ‘hospital pass’ to local councils, and families and communities are being put at a risk as a result. “Local communities do not want a soft approach on the scourge of synthetic cannabis ... More >>

Canning of Proposed Auckland Brothel Welcomed

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 2:33 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming news that the Chow Brothers ‘sex-hotel’ in central Auckland is being canned, but is still questioning why it was ever approved in the first place. “This is great news for families in NZ. A proposed ‘sex hotel’ ... More >>

Problem Gambling Foundation Victim of Political Views?

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:49 am | Family First

Family First NZ is expressing concern and disappointment that the Problem Gambling Foundation is losing its government funding. “As with the attempt to deregister Family First NZ because if its views on traditional marriage, the defunding of the ... More >>

ACC’s ‘Say No To Sex’ Message Makes Sense

Saturday, 15 March 2014, 11:15 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that ACC’s proposal to teach healthy relationships and how to say no is a common sense move which flies in the face of the flawed approach of other groups who simply say ‘you have to have it, but do it safe’. But Family ... More >>

 

 

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