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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 >>

NZ First Repeal Of Anti-Smacking Law Welcomed

Sunday, 26 March 2017, 3:40 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming NZ First’s pledge to repeal the anti-smacking law, and will be clarifying with the party as to whether it is a non-negotiable bottom line for any coalition agreement after the election. In a speech on Friday in Northland, ... More >>

Women Having Abortions Risk Mental Health - Poll

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:54 am | Family First

A poll has found that half of NZ’ers in the 18-40 age bracket believe that women risk harming their mental health as a result of having an abortion. More >>

Labour Wants To Remove Abortion Safeguards

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ is concerned that the Labour party wants to remove safeguards in the current abortion law which are there to protect women and children and introduce extreme abortion laws which has been shown overseas to place women at risk. More >>

Pressing Need For Action On Porn Harm

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 7:53 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the example of Wellington College students posting offensive comments on social media relating to rape and consent are the tip of the iceberg, and that this incident highlights the pressing need for experts to formally investigate ... More >>

Easter Trading Laws A ‘Shambolic Mess’

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 3:05 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that amendments to Easter trading laws thrust upon local councils has resulted in rushed decisions, often against the majority views of submissions, and inconsistencies across the country. More >>

National Govt Wanting To Ignore Research on Porn Harm

Monday, 6 March 2017, 9:48 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the National-led Government is unwilling to confront the growing evidence about the public health and societal harms of pornography, despite growing concerns from social scientists, psychologists, counsellors, and parents. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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