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Don’t Let New Zealand Go To Pot

Monday, 11 January 2016, 10:20 am | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls by former trade union boss Helen Kelly for marijuana to be legalised, labelling the idea as dopey and dangerous. More >>

Studies Link Porn to Sexual Violence

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 4:02 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a new study out of Indiana University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has warned that porn consumption is significantly linked to increases in sexual aggression. “The latest research is a meta-analysis assessing 22 different ... More >>

The Search Is On For NZ’s Longest Married Couple

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 12:19 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has been inundated with nominations for the longest living married couple in New Zealand with the current benchmark being 76 years. “Currently the longest married couple that we have been made aware of is about to celebrate their ... More >>

Newmarket Residential Brothel Harms Families

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 5:12 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the ability for a brothel to operate from a residential apartment block in Newmarket in close proximity to other families in the neighbouring apartments and above a family restaurant highlights the flaw in the prostitution ... More >>

‘Idiotic’ Bail For Paedophile To Be Appealed

Saturday, 19 December 2015, 5:11 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is labeling a decision by Judge Anna Johns to bail a paedophile back to his home right next door to the victim’s home as idiotic, traumatic for the family and victim, and exposes flaws in our bail laws that even allow this to happen. More >>

Flag Referendum Less Credible Than Smacking Referendum

Saturday, 12 December 2015, 6:53 pm | Family First

Family First NZ, one of the promoters of the anti-smacking law referendum, says that the low turnout on the flag referendum shows that it has less relevance and credibility than the 2009 Citizens Initiated Referendum on smacking, and is calling for CIR’s ... More >>

Open Letter To Don Mathieson QC

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 12:50 pm | Family First

Dr Don Mathieson QC Film and Literature Board of Review President (retiring) Dear Dr Mathieson We note with regret that you have not been reappointed as President of the Film and Literature Board of Review. On behalf of many NZ families, we want ... More >>

Sentencing Of Predatory Teacher Welcomed

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:13 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the sentencing of teacher Stacey Reriti to more than 10 years in jail for sexually violating and manipulating a 10-year old pupil at her school, but is also calling for rape laws to be updated. More >>

Declining Interest for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 12:18 pm | Family First

Two years on from the definition of marriage being politically manipulated, statistics released today show that the demand for same-sex marriages by New Zealand residents has decreased by over 10% between the first full 12-month period and the second 12-month ... More >>

Education and Full Disclosure Keys for Reducing Obesity

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 10:43 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that education for families around food quantities and quality, and full and accurate disclosure of sugar and fat content by food manfacturers are the keys to reducing obesity levels in New Zealand. More >>

Another International Hotel Chain Bans Porn

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 3:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming news that the Hyatt hotel chain is removing in-room, on-demand porn, following on from a similar decision by Hilton Hotels & Resorts to change its policies to remove all on-demand pornographic videos from all of its properties ... More >>

Flip-Flop Decision on Explicit Book Sets Dangerous Precedent

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 3:18 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is disappointed that the Film and Literature Board of Review has kowtowed to pressure from the book industry and removed any restriction on Into the River by Ted Dawes despite its highly offensive and gratuitous language, adult themes ... More >>

Euthanasia Bill Pre-Empts Important National Conversation

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 9:17 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that a private members bill by ACT MP David Seymour on euthanasia is premature, and pre-empts an important national conversation that is just getting under way regarding assisted suicide and the ending of one’s life. More >>

Call for Caution On Medicinal Marijuana Laws

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 1:50 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is calling for politicians to reject knee-jerk law changes to medicinal marijuana, and wants them to comprehend the concerns around the real agenda behind liberalising drug laws and also the abuse of medicinal marijuana. However, Family ... More >>

Auckland Libraries Also Supports Censorship of Books

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 3:35 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says it is ironic that Auckland Libraries are expressing horror at an interim restriction on the book “ Into the River ” while it is reviewed and are arguing that no book should have a restriction, when they themselves submitted ... More >>

Censor Criticised Over Approach to Explicit Book

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 8:52 am | Family First

Family First NZ has made an additional submission regarding the re-classification of Into the River by Ted Dawe, and says that parents should be concerned by the arguments being put forward by the Chief Censor to justify making objectionable books with ... More >>

Warning Of Smoke Screen Around Medicinal Marijuana

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 10:09 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that a poll suggesting support for medicinal marijuana fails to comprehend the concerns around the real agenda behind liberalising drug laws and also the abuse of medicinal marijuana. However, Family First is supporting further ... More >>

Family Group Supports Call To Pull Zoo Magazine

Monday, 14 September 2015, 9:15 am | Family First

Family First NZ is supporting calls for Countdown stores in New Zealand to stop selling ZOO Weekly , and says that all retailers in NZ should be encouraged to reject the publication. More >>

Family First Asked for Restriction on New Rating

Friday, 11 September 2015, 10:40 am | Family First

Family First applied to have the classification of Into the River by Ted Dawes, as determined by the Film and Literature Board of Review, upheld at R14. Contrary to continued media reports, Family First did not ask for the book to be banned. But ... More >>

Family Group Puts Halt on Explicit Book

Monday, 7 September 2015, 9:07 am | Family First

Family First NZ has successfully applied for an Interim Restriction Order on the book Into The River by Ted Dawe - a book laced with detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language and scenes of drug-taking. The book came to public attention ... More >>

 

 

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