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Parental Notification Supported by Parents & Teens

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 9:42 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reflect the concerns and wishes of parents and also teenagers, and ensure that young pregnant girls in a crisis situation receive the family support they deserve and need. More >>

Claims That NZ is Good for Sex Workers ‘Laughable’

Monday, 25 May 2015, 9:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that  claims  by the Prostitutes Collective that New Zealand is the best place on earth to be a prostitute are laughable and from ‘fantasyland’.   “Even the architect of the bill to decriminalise prostitution has  admitted ... More >>

MPs Should Respect Medical Profession On Drinking Age

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:29 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians should not be turning a blind eye to calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. “Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, the Prime Minister’s chief ... More >>

Death of Child is Punishment Enough

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 1:36 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is calling on the police to use their discretion and to drop the charges against a mother who left her pre-schooler in a car, saying that the death of her son is punishment enough. More >>

Simplistic Euthanasia Poll Ignores Obvious Harms

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 2:36 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a Research NZ poll on euthanasia misrepresents the real effect of decriminalising euthanasia and is far too simplistic. More >>

Easter Trading Laws Should Be Maintained, Enforced

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 9:20 am | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve this special annual break to spend time with their families. They are also calling on the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation ... More >>

Long Overdue Review of CYF Welcomed

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 5:10 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the long overdue independent review of Child Youth and Family which it has been asking for over many years. More >>

Obesity Needs A Community Response, Not CYF

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:42 am | Family First

Family First NZ is supporting calls for intervention in families where obesity is an urgent health issue, but says that intervention by CYF and removal of children from their families will only exacerbate the problem. More >>

‘Food In Schools’ Fails To Address Real Issue

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 11:11 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that attempts to feed children at school 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 >>

Sacking Of Judges Good Decision for Families

Monday, 16 March 2015, 3:39 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is applauding a decision by X Factor New Zealand producers to replace judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon. More >>

Call to Boycott TV ‘Bully’ Show

Monday, 16 March 2015, 10:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling on families to boycott the TV show X Factor New Zealand until judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon are removed. More >>

Dutch Euthanasia Proof of Recipe For Abuse

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:36 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the NZ lecture tour by Dr Rob Jonquiere, a leader of the Dutch euthanasia movement, will ignore the mounting evidence from his own country that there’s no safe way to kill people and that assisted suicide will result in ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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