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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 >>

Expansion of Lotto Will Harm Families

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 8:58 am | Family First

Family First NZ is concerned that Lotto wants to expand its market with new simpler games with no age restriction, and selling in checkout aisles. “Many see Lotto as some harmless fun, but for children and young people and even adults, it can be ... More >>

“Nordic Model” of Prostitution Should Be Adopted in NZ

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 12:12 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the European parliament overnight to back the ‘Nordic model’ of prostitution which legalises the selling of sex but criminalises buying it, and says that New Zealand should follow the lead and adopt similar legislation. More >>

Incest Debate A Predicted Outcome of Redefining Marriage

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 9:37 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that nobody should be surprised that the debate to redefine marriage has now progressed to the status of incest between consenting adults. More >>

Belgium’s Euthanasia for Kids Sends Clear Warning

Friday, 14 February 2014, 9:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the passing of the child euthanasia law in Belgium sends a clear warning of just where these laws will end up, and NZ should reject any attempts by politicians to decriminalise euthanasia. “International evidence shows that ... More >>

Child Abuse Rates Like A “Terminal Cancer” For NZ

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 9:16 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the statistics in the Salvation Army Report related to child abuse in New Zealand represent a terminal cancer desperate for aggressive treatment. “The report makes grim reading and is a wake-up call that children will never be ... More >>

Anti-Smacking Studies Ignore Equal Harm From Other Actions

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 4:38 pm | Family First

A review of studies which have been critical of smacking as a corrective tool have revealed an inherent bias and can lead to unjustified and misguided prevention programmes and policy decisions, which could ultimately harm children. More >>

PM Misleading Public on Smacking Prosecutions

Monday, 20 January 2014, 12:56 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister is now misrepresenting the facts relating to smacking prosecutions. The Dominion Post and the Sunday Star Times have already had to print corrections because of misrepresenting these facts. “A number of media ... More >>

Media, Police Mislead Public on Smacking Prosecutions

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 1:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the media is misrepresenting the facts relating to smacking prosecutions and in the process are misleading the public as to the effect of the anti-smacking law. They are also concerned that the police appear to have made no ... More >>

Weak Approach on Marijuana ‘Dopey’ and Dangerous

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 12:59 pm | Family First

“A weak-kneed approach to marijuana use will simply send all the wrong messages that small amounts of drug use or dealing or growing aren’t that big a deal – the completely wrong message, especially for younger people and families,” says ... More >>

Former Prostitutes Tell MPs Law Has Failed

Friday, 22 November 2013, 12:03 pm | Family First

A delegation of former prostitutes accompanied by their advocates have appeared before a Select Committee in Parliament calling for a change to prostitution laws, and with a plea from the former prostitutes that decriminalisation has failed them and others ... More >>

Govt Deal with Gambling Industry Bad for Families

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 6:30 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the passing of the New Zealand International Convention Centre Bill today is morally bankrupt and that the government should be encouraging tourists to come to New Zealand to see the country and our culture – not casinos. More >>

Conservative’s Policy on Smacking Vote Winner - Poll

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 9:21 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the Conservative Party policy on overturning the anti-smacking law, and says that the policy will win votes, including pulling votes from National supporters. More >>

Conservative’s Policy on Smacking Vote Winner - Poll

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 9:18 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the Conservative Party policy on overturning the anti-smacking law, and says that the policy will win votes, including pulling votes from National supporters. More >>

Sexualised Bus Ad to Be Removed After Complaint

Monday, 11 November 2013, 10:02 am | Family First

Family First NZ has received notification from the Howick and Eastern Bus Company that they have asked their advertising agency to remove an objectionable billboard on the back of their buses. The image advertising Lady Gaga’s latest ... More >>

Parents Must Monitor Facebook Use

Sunday, 10 November 2013, 2:12 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the moral of the story from events over the past week is that parents must monitor their children when they are on Facebook and on social network sites in general. More >>

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