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“Charities Board Should Be Removed From Public Service” - PM

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:56 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Bill English at their recent Forum on the Family in July has challenged the basis of the Charities Board’s intent to deregister Family First. More >>

Family First To Charities Board – See You Back In Court

Monday, 21 August 2017, 1:55 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has instructed its lawyer to file an immediate Notice of Appeal in the Wellington High Court against the Charities Board’s formal decision to deregister Family First NZ. More >>

MPs Want Birth Certificates Based on Feelings, Not Biology

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:27 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians have deemed birth certificates meaningless as a result of a decision by the Government Administration select committee to recommend that birth certificates be based on the choice of the person. “By choosing your ... More >>

Dope Use Warrants Both Criminal & Health Approach

Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:08 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk concerns expressed by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, and claims by supporters of marijuana, that hundreds of people are being locked up for petty drug offences each year, and that the current ... More >>

‘Value Your Vote’ Election Resource Launched

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:17 pm | Family First

For the fourth successive election, Family First NZ has launched their Value Your Vote resource to inform voters leading up to the September election. “ Value Your Vote records how existing MP’s have voted over the past five terms on controversial ... More >>

Porn Harm Inquiry Deferred to Next Parliament

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:43 am | Family First

A petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography and which received 22,334 written signatures in just two months has been deferred to the next Parliament by the Government Administration ... More >>

80% Opposition to Euthanasia An International Trend

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:37 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the overwhelming 80% opposition to assisted suicide communicated to the Inquiry by the Health Select Committee is part of the reason why most overseas jurisdictions have also rightly rejected euthanasia laws. More >>

Elephant Still In The Room 10 Years On From Nia Glassie

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 8:53 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that 10 years on from the horrific death of little Nia Glassie which shocked the nation (3 August 2007), there has been little change or improvement in child abuse statistics because we haven’t tackled the ‘elephant in the room’ ... More >>

Suicide Prevention Harmed by Euthanasia – Govt Report

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 2:45 pm | Family First

A parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia has sounded a clear warning that changing the law on assisted suicide could be seen as normalising suicide, and an overwhelming 80% of submitters have rejected calls for euthanasia in this extensive and lengthy ... More >>

NZ First Paid Father Leave Policy Welcomed

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 6:02 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the announcement by NZ First of their policy 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 poll on the issue. ... More >>

Family First Launches Website to Oppose Marijuana

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 9:13 am | Family First

Family First NZ has launched a new website to inform families about the agenda to liberalise laws around marijuana and other drugs, and to help them speak up in the public debate. More >>

TOP Policy To Raise Drinking Age Applauded

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:06 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is applauding The Opportunities Party policy on raising the drinking age, which echoes previous calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. “Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, ... More >>

Parents Smack Because It’s Effective

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 1:37 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says it is no surprise that the University of Auckland’s Growing up in New Zealand study has found that mothers - and parents in general - are still using smacking, and that research reveals that any forms of correction of children ... More >>

Dropping Abortion Rate Great News, Law Is Working

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:04 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the drop in the number of abortions – the lowest rate in over 25 years - but is sounding a warning that these positive trends will be reversed if Labour, Greens and ACT party remove the safeguards in the current ... More >>

NZ First Correct To Revisit Smacking Law

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:38 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming continued comments by NZ First that they will revisit the highly controversial and hugely unpopular anti-smacking law, but will be clarifying with the party as to whether they will accept the previous referendum on the issue ... More >>

Council Told To Give Aucklanders Easter Sunday Off

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 2:55 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is telling Auckland Council to give Aucklanders the day off on Easter Sunday, that it will benefit families, and that tourists will cope. “We reject any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and Anzac and Christmas days because workers ... More >>

Campaign Launched to Kill ACT’s Assisted Suicide Bill

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ will immediately be launching a major campaign to oppose the ACT MP David Seymour’s Private Members Bill to legalise euthanasia. More >>

Families Suffer Because of Inaction of MPs

Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:48 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that Christchurch families will continue to suffer the fallout from street prostitution primarily because politicians are living in ‘la-la land’ when it comes to the concerns of families regarding the ongoing harms of street prostitution ... More >>

Less Sex Ed Actually Has Best Outcomes – UK Study

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 11:35 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a UK study which found that teenage pregnancy rates have been reduced because of government cuts to spending on sex education and birth control for young women, and that the state’s efforts to teach adolescents about ... More >>

TOP’s Dope Policy – Charities As Drug Dealers

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:15 am | Family First

Family First NZ is labelling The Opportunity Party’s policy on marijuana as flawed and harmful, especially the suggestion that non-profit charitable trusts can apply to control retail sales of cannabis. More >>



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