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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 >>

Greens & Labour Politicising Bullying in Schools

Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:43 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that both the Greens and Labour are wanting to politicise and sexualise school children under the guise of bullying programmes rather than deal with the school bullying issue as it should be dealt with. More >>

Family Group Lays Complaint Over Internet/Mana Ad

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 4:31 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has laid an official complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority over the Internet Mana party’s ‘ Join the Revolution’ advert on YouTube which includes a crowd chanting "f*** John Key”. “Internet Mana is dragging political ... More >>

Family First Welcomes Charities Def’n Decision

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:46 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the Supreme Court decision handed down on the Greenpeace case regarding the definition of a charity. More >>

Politicians Rated On Family Values

Monday, 4 August 2014, 9:24 am | Family First

Less than two months out from the general election, Family First NZ has launched their resource Value Your Vote 2014 which highlights the voting record of current MP’s on a number of controversial family and conscience issues from the past twelve ... More >>

Push For Gender Confusion In Schools

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:31 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is warning schools about an agenda to bring gender confusion in to schools in areas such as changing rooms, sports teams and school uniforms. More >>

Politicians Ignore Families’ Concerns on Street Prostitution

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:51 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians are ignoring the concerns of families, lack the will to take appropriate action, and are happy to drag the ongoing problem of street prostitution into the next parliamentary term. More >>

Don’t Apologise for Putting Family First, Mr Cunliffe

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:42 am | Family First

Family First NZ says Labour leader David Cunliffe should not be apologising for putting his family first and having some holiday time with them. “All parents need some rest and recharging time, they need family time, and most importantly they need ... More >>

Dr Ben Carson: Gay Marriage Is Like 2+2=5

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:34 am | Family First

Family First NZ held their annual Forum on the Family last week attended by the Prime Minister and other political leaders, and a special guest was Dr Ben Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and paediatrics at the John Hopkins School ... More >>

“Bathroom Bill” Rightly Flushed Away by Parliament

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 8:35 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a controversial proposal by Labour MP Louisa Wall to include ‘gender identity’ as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Act has been rejected by her own party colleagues and others on the Select Committee ... More >>

Smacking Doco Proves Real Harm of Law to Families

Sunday, 6 July 2014, 8:24 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has just released a new documentary on the anti-smacking law “MUM ON A MISSION” featuring the experiences of five more families. This is the sequel to the documentary from 2011 “ MY MUMMY’S A CRIMINAL ” which was viewed on ... More >>

Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Friday, 4 July 2014, 9:16 am | Family First

More than 200 delegates representing more than 70 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland on Friday for the eighth annual NZ Forum on the Family , hosted by Family First NZ. Speakers include Dr David Richmond (euthanasia) ... More >>



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