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Veto On Parental Leave Fails To Value Parents

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 5:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the government veto on paid parental leave is disrespectful to parents and the young families, and is also flawed because it fails to recognise the benefit of investing in hands-on parenting especially for middle- and low-income ... More >>

School Congratulated For Setting Standard For Ball

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is congratulating an Auckland school that has set a dress code for its upcoming school ball, and says that it has every right to expect high standards from its pupils. More >>

Family First View on Sex Work

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the police are right to highlight the activity and concerns around the death of Christchurch 22-year-old Renee Duckmanton, and that statistics and testimonies show that ‘sex workers’ are involved in a high-risk and harmful ... More >>

Gender Agenda in Primary Schools Harmful to All

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:14 am | Family First

Family First NZ is warning that an Auckland primary school's efforts to cater for a 6-year old with gender identity issues will be harmful to children in the long-term. More >>

Govt Pushes Easter Trading - Christmas and Anzac Day Next?

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Easter Friday will soon be regular trading days based on the government’s intention and justification to push through Easter Sunday trading laws. “Ironically, the Easter trading laws proposed ... More >>

Attempt To Exclude Parents From Medical Decisions Slammed

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:03 am | Family First

Family First NZ is slamming statements by the Ministry of Justice that a parent should not be informed about a medical issue affecting their child because it might breach the child’s rights. More >>

CYF Restructure Still Avoids Accountability

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 2:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Government restructure of CYF continues to ignore the desperate need for a fully independent CYF Complaints Authority as a watchdog on the state agency. More >>

Charities Board Still Gunning For Family First

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 11:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ has received notification that the government’s Charities Board still wants to deregister the charitable organisation despite a decision in the Wellington High Court in 2015 to allow Family First’s appeal against deregistration. The notice ... More >>

Judge Makes Harmful Comments on Underage Sex

Friday, 1 April 2016, 10:02 am | Family First

Family First NZ is labelling a judge’s comments about underage sex as flawed and harmful, and says that the laws are there for good reason and should not be weakened. More >>

Government Must Say Nope To Dope

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 4:47 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that any hint of decriminalising marijuana is the wrong path if we care about public health, public safety, and about our young people, and the government should maintain the drug’s illegal status. More >>

PM Committed To Cleaning Up Wicked Campers

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12:15 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming statements by the Prime Minister today on More FM that Wicked Campers is on the radar of the government to force them to clean up their act. “Labelling the Wicked Campers messaging as ‘rough’ and ‘just plain nasty’, ... More >>

Tourists Start Censoring Wicked Campers

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 4:11 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the actions of customers of Wicked Campers who are now covering over offensive messaging with gaffer tape. According to the Rotorua Daily Post , a van load of Australian tourists in a Wicked Camper covered a slogan ... More >>

‘Lock-Out’ Of All Wicked Campers Welcomed

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 1:18 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the actions of Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp which is banning all Wicked Campers – even those without offensive messaging – in an attempt to get Wicked Campers to clean up their act. More >>

Wicked Campers: Public Support For G-Rated Billboards

Monday, 21 March 2016, 9:28 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that there is plenty of public support for the politicians to take direct action against companies such as Wicked Campers and other companies who assault families with their offensive and sexualised images. More >>

Call For Paid Father Leave

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 11:30 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling for paid parental leave to be extended to 26 weeks, but is also asking for paid paternal leave of two weeks rising to four weeks – and says that there is strong public support for paid father leave according to an independent ... More >>

No Boys In Girls’ Toilets At School - Legal Opinion

Monday, 14 March 2016, 8:56 am | Family First

Family First NZ has obtained a legal opinion for schools that says they are not required under the law to have to allow transgender students access to shared toilets, showers and changing rooms, or allow transgender students to participate in sports ... More >>

Adoption Laws Should Be Maintained - For Sake of Children

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 9:29 am | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for adoption laws to be overhauled, labeling the calls flawed and unnecessary, and says that the current Act is focused on appropriate protections and the long-term welfare and rights of children. More >>

Wicked Campers Rightly Rebuked in Parliament

Friday, 4 March 2016, 10:19 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming comments by National MP Dr Shane Reti in Parliament’s debating chamber yesterday when he lambasted Wicked Campers for their lack of social responsibility and harmful messages on their campervans – messaging which has been ... More >>

Don’t Decriminalise Marijuana - Say Nope To Dope

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:17 am | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls to decriminalise marijuana, and says that decriminalising marijuana is the wrong path if we care about public health, public safety, and about our young people. “It is ironic that at the same time as we ban synthetic cannabis, ... More >>

International Hotel Chain Bans Porn

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 11:49 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the decision by yet another international hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to removing all on-demand pornography from their guest rooms in its 4,900 properties in 100 countries, including New Zealand. This ... More >>

 

 

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