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CYF Failure Proves Need For Independent Watchdog

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that CYF’s own admission that it had failed multiple times in a tragic case of a child abuse death is just one of many examples that proves that the state agency and the agency soon to replace it desperately needs a fully ... More >>

Research Supports Call For Paid Father Leave

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 2:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the latest research on ‘baby blues’ and its effect on men as well as women endorses their call for paid parental leave for fathers of two weeks rising to four weeks – and says that there is strong public support for ... More >>

‘Petty’ Marijuana Users Not Filling Our Prisons

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 2:23 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk claims by supporters of weakening laws around marijuana that hundreds of people are being locked up for petty drug offences each year, and that the current illegal status around recreational ... More >>

NZ’s Longest Married Couple – Possibly the World’s!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:45 am | Family First

For the second year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won last year’s award may not only be NZ’s longest married couple again this year, but ... More >>

Aust teachers banned from teaching gender theory

Friday, 10 February 2017, 10:52 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the state of New South Wales in Australia to ban public school teachers from teaching gender theory in the classroom, and says that New Zealand should follow their lead. According to the report in The Australian, ... More >>

Petition For Inquiry On Public Health Harms of Porn

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:47 am | Family First

Family First NZ has launched a petition calling on politicians to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography. More >>

Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Personal Beliefs

Friday, 3 February 2017, 9:04 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants are having their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their personal beliefs or convictions, despite assurances by politicians that ... More >>

Call For Boycott of Advertisers During Sexual Violence Movie

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 10:36 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling on TV3 to cancel the broadcast of “ Fifty Shades of Grey ” movie this Sunday evening, and is going to ask families to boycott businesses who advertise during the movie. More >>

Euthanasia Survey Admits Its Own Unreliability

Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:23 am | Family First

Family First NZ is labelling a University of Auckland survey on attitudes to euthanasia as a weak incomplete survey with the authors drawing dubious conclusions by their own admission. More >>

Parents Want Control Of Sex Education - Poll

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 9:19 am | Family First

Almost 4 out of 5 parents are confident of their ability to teach their own children about sex and sexuality issues, and 2/3’rds believe that parents should be dictating any school-based teaching, not the government or groups such as Family Planning and ... More >>

Stay-Home Parent Better For Children - Poll

Sunday, 8 January 2017, 7:27 pm | Family First

A poll has found that 3 out of 4 New Zealanders believe that children benefit from having a full-time parent at home, and a majority also believes that the Government should subsidise these family arrangements in the same way that they are currently ... More >>

Capitulation by English on Marriage ‘Shocking’

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 9:25 am | Family First

Family First NZ is shocked and disappointed by comments by new Prime Minister Bill English that he would now vote for same-sex ‘marriage’. More >>

Minimal Interest for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:12 pm | Family First

Three years on from the definition of marriage being changed, statistics show that the demand has been insignificant, and has had to be boosted by overseas couples which represent almost half of all same-sex ‘marriages’ during this period. More >>

Teens Who Abstain Are Healthier - Research

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:28 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a new report from the US showing that high school students who abstain from sexual activity rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviours and measures than their sexually active peers. The ... More >>

Children raised by married biological parents are safest

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 10:17 am | Family First

A new report on child abuse and its causes argues that the ‘elephant in the room’ is family structure, and that the growth of child abuse has accompanied a reduction in marriage and an increase in cohabiting and single-parent families. More >>

Family Group Endorses Porn-Blocker For Families

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:35 am | Family First

Family First NZ is endorsing a new social enterprise called Safe Surfer which blocks pornographic websites and material online, and say it’s an effective way to protect children from stumbling across, or deliberately accessing, internet pornography in ... More >>

Terminally Ill Prisoner Should Be Allowed Home Early

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 9:32 am | Family First

Family First New Zealand says that terminally ill prisoner Vicki Letele should be released from prison early and allowed to spend her final weeks or months at home with her family. More >>

MPs Told “You Don’t Discourage Suicide by Assisting Suicide”

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 11:55 am | Family First

Family First New Zealand – one of the lead family organisations against assisted suicide and euthanasia – has presented their oral submission today to the Select Committee conducting the Investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand as ... More >>

Family Group Welcomes Filipo Sentence

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 11:40 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo, after Family First asked the Solicitor-General to appeal the original weak and dangerous sentence. More >>

Inequality Impacted By Family Structure - Report

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:13 pm | Family First

New research on inequality from the New Zealand Initiative confirms earlier research from Family First on child poverty which found that a major culprit - if not the major culprit - is family malformation, that is, a lack of two married committed ... More >>



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