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Politicians Put Prostitution Harm in ‘Too Hard Basket’

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 9:32 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians are living in ‘la-la land’ when it comes to the concerns of families regarding the ongoing harms of street prostitution and residential brothels, after they voted down a bill authorising Auckland Council to ... More >>

Parents Are Key Sex Educators, Not Schools

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting a call by an Australian sexologist for sex education to be targeted at children as young as five, and says that resources should be targeted at parents to help them educate their own children. More >>

Family Group Lays Police Complaint Re Offensive Shirt

Friday, 13 February 2015, 11:15 am | Family First

Family First NZ is laying a complaint with the police over a highly offensive t-shirt being displayed at a Canterbury Museum exhibition. More >>

Phone App for Families to Contact Politicians

Monday, 2 February 2015, 3:16 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has launched a phone app designed to put the power back in to the hands of families, and to help them be online political activists for family issues in NZ. The free Have Your Say phone app enables users to communicate with Members ... More >>

Gender Agenda In Schools Needs To Be Rejected

Saturday, 10 January 2015, 12:09 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for “gender” issues to be taught in schools and says that students with gender dissatisfaction should be treated and cared for on a case-by-case basis by families in conjunction with professionals and the school. More >>

Increased Abuse of Parents A Predicted Outcome

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:41 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the increasing level of parental abuse , especially towards mothers, is an unfortunate but expected outcome of the rise of children’s ‘rights’ and the undermining of parental authority. More >>

Charities Commission Still Targeting Family First

Monday, 8 December 2014, 8:50 am | Family First

Family First NZ has received notification that the Charities Commission intends to continue its attempts to deregister the charity despite the recent Greenpeace decision , with Family First’s traditional view of marriage being one man and one woman ... More >>

Family Violence Report on Gender Bias Welcomed

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:29 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a report which says that blaming men for domestic violence is ‘gender bias’. More >>

Food In Schools Bill A ‘Band-Aid’ Solution

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 9:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Food in Schools Bill due for its 1st Reading in Parliament this week is well-intentioned but will be a short-term band-aid to mask the more serious issues of parental neglect, loan sharks, budgeting, and family breakdown. More >>

Don’t Ban Fireworks, Improve Safety & Supervision

Monday, 3 November 2014, 9:27 am | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for a ban on fireworks, and says that a fireworks bbq party is one of the great family rituals for kiwi families. “There is risk present in many activities that families and communities are involved in – contact ... More >>

ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer - Study

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:21 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent by 2016. More >>

Barnardos’ Childcare Scheme Fails Needs of Kids

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 12:28 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that Barnardos’ decision to extend childcare to evenings and weekends may be well-intentioned but fails to address the real needs of babies and children and the vital role of parents. “The political and policy focus has ... More >>

‘Creepy’ Decision on Up-Skirt Filming Slammed

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 3:16 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a discharge without conviction given to a man who filmed up a woman's dress in a Wellington department store is a ‘creepy’ decision that should concern all people who value their privacy. “This decision by Judge Bruce ... More >>

Greens Take Nanny State To A New Level

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:35 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is labelling the Green’s ‘welcome package’ for newborns policy as wasteful and misdirected. “This policy is taking ‘nanny state’ to a new level but indicates just how much the Greens want to intervene in family life,” ... More >>

Soft Marijuana Drug Laws Would Damage Youth

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 12:53 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that local research just released showing the harms of marijuana to young people should confirm that any attempts to decriminalise marijuana should be firmly rejected. More >>

Gay Marriage Harming Labour Vote

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 9:35 am | Family First

Family First is not surprised by a report today that the same-sex marriage bill introduced by Labour MP Louisa Wall is harming their traditional Pasifika support base. More >>

Streaker Should Be Charged By Police

Monday, 8 September 2014, 10:05 am | Family First

Family First NZ is writing to the Minister of Police Anne Tolley to ask her to have the Commissioner of Police review the decision of the police and Hawke's Bay area commander Inspector Tania Kura not to prosecute the female streaker at the All Blacks ... More >>

Harmful & ‘Potty’ Marijuana Policy From Internet/Mana

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 2:29 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls by Internet party’s Laila Harre 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, which is apparently their ... More >>

Voters Still Think MP’s Wrong on Drinking Age

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 12:40 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Vote Compass survey showing that two out of three New Zealanders think the drinking age should be raised is confirmation of earlier research which showed that the politicians got it wrong on the drinking age. A nationwide ... More >>

Shopping Giveaway Harmless Fun For Kids

Monday, 1 September 2014, 3:17 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is rubbishing claims by critics including Gareth Morgan that the New World ‘Little Shop’ promotion is harmful for kids, and says that kids should be allowed to be kids. “Children love acting like their parents and pretending ... More >>



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