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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 >>

Family First To File Appeal Of Charities Board Decision

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:09 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has instructed its lawyer to file an immediate Notice of Appeal against the Charities Board after receiving notification of the Board’s intention to deregister Family First NZ. More >>

Charities Board Still Plans To Censor Family First

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:38 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has been told by media that the government’s Charities Board still wants to deregister us despite the board being rebuked in an earlier decision in the Wellington High Court in 2015 where they were told that “…. Members of the ... More >>

Promotion & Enabling of Suicide Always A Crime

Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:22 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that it is disturbing that a group is campaigning for a woman charged with importing a drug linked to euthanasia and charged with assisting suicide. More >>

Significant Support For Porn Safeguards - Poll

Sunday, 30 April 2017, 9:08 pm | Family First

A nationwide poll has found high levels of concern around the effects of online pornography and its link to sexual violence, and the easy access that young people have to offensive material, and significant support for action from government and internet providers ... More >>

Police Homicide Report Fails To Identify Risk To Children

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 12:14 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a Police report suggesting that almost one in ten homicide victims are killed by their parent or a parent's live-in partner fails to sufficiently analyse the data to determine the real risk to children because the definition of ... More >>

AUT Students Object To ‘Irresponsible' Toilet Policy

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:18 am | Family First

The AskMeFirst campaign which was launched in February has released its second YouTube video highlighting the decision of Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to reassign over 165 toilets to be All-Gender toilets – a decision labelled by a group of current ... More >>

Family Group to Appeal Sentence to Solicitor General

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 12:36 pm | Family First

Family First NZ will be writing to the Solicitor General to ask them to appeal the weak and dangerous sentence handed to Tamehana Huata for the manslaughter of two-year-old Matiu Wereta.. More >>

22,334-Signature Petition Asking For Porn Harm Enquiry

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 12:16 pm | Family First

A petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography will be presented to Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday). The petition has received 22,334 written signatures in just two months and will be ... More >>

Government Botches Easter Trading Laws For Families

Monday, 10 April 2017, 9:43 am | Family First

Family First NZ says the liberalisation of the Easter trading law by the Government has completely failed to solve the problem it was supposed to solve, and has resulted in rushed decisions, often against the majority views of submissions, and inconsistencies ... More >>

Dictatorial Approach to Family Holidays Will Be Fought

Friday, 7 April 2017, 11:26 am | Family First

Family First is rubbishing suggestions that families pulling their children out of school for family holidays is a form of truancy and will challenge any moves by Education officials in NZ to follow the UK precedent. "Education happens in the family ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki Can’t Fix The Real Issue

Friday, 31 March 2017, 10:00 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the renaming and restructuring of Child, Youth and Family to a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children is simply an exercise in ‘rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic’, and that there will be little change or improvement ... More >>

15,000 Signatures & Counting For Inquiry On Porn

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:55 am | Family First

The petition calling on politicians to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography has reached 15,000 signatures in just over six weeks with the cut-off date next week. The petition is to be presented to Parliament on ... More >>

Ministry For Vulnerable Children

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:19 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has appeared before the Select Committee today considering the bill to establish the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children to replace Child, Youth and Family, and has called for a fully independent Complaints Authority as a watchdog ... More >>



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