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1 in 3 Support Families Opting In, Not Out, For Sex Ed

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 7:08 pm | Family First

A third of parents have expressed support for children only being given sex education at schools if the parents specifically ‘opt in’ to the programme. Currently, parents have to notify schools if they want their children excluded, but many families ... More >>

Attempts to Legalise Dope In Troubled Portugal

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 1:40 pm | Family First


Free Public Wi-Fi Should Block Porn - Poll

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:12 pm | Family First

A nationwide poll has found strong support for cafes, libraries, and other public places which offer free Wi-Fi to be required to block access to pornographic websites. In the independent poll of 1,000 New Zealanders by Curia Market Research, respondents ... More >>

Biology Over Gender Identity In Schools - Poll

Monday, 14 January 2019, 3:42 pm | Family First

Polling by Curia Market Research has found stronger support for children not to be taught that their gender can changed and for toilets and changing rooms to be based on biological sex. In the poll of 1,000 New Zealanders surveyed last month, ... More >>

No Room at NZ’s Christmas Inn for Down syndrome?

Sunday, 23 December 2018, 1:55 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says it is deeply disturbed that a family is being turned away from New Zealand and torn apart because of one of the family members having Down syndrome . They are calling for the government to overturn this heartless decision immediately. ... More >>

Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

Monday, 17 December 2018, 11:31 am | Family First

The Australian government has accepted a recommendation from the Ruddock review into religious freedom to amend their Charities Act to ensure that groups who say marriage is between a man and a woman are not stripped of their charitable status. More >>

Seymour Concedes Opponents’ Euthanasia Concerns Are Correct

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:27 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming ACT MP David Seymour’s significant backdowns on his assisted suicide bill, and says that this indicates just how weak and flawed the bill is. More >>

Maintaining Illegality Of Drugs Vital For Public Health

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:26 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Government’s announcement of taking a tough line on synthetic cannabis is the right move, but maintaining the illegality of drugs is also important because we should continue fighting drugs and the devastation its ... More >>

Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Now Stop

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:58 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that with the cannabis medicine bill being passed today, it is now time for politicians to move on from the issue and not to make any further changes which liberalise the law or legitimise and normalise the use of dope in the ... More >>

Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:57 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the overwhelming opposition to David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill by submitters to the Select Committee is no surprise and was already indicated during the earlier Inquiry by the Health Select Committee. More >>

Coroner’s Call To Raise Drinking Age Welcomed

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:15 am | Family First

Family First NZ is applauding Coroner David Robinson for his call to raise the drinking age, which echoes previous calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. More >>

Children Hospitalised For Marijuana Poisoning & Mental Harm

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:51 am | Family First

Family First NZ is sounding a warning that too many children are being hospitalised for marijuana poisoning and mental harm already, and that this rate will only increase if the drug is legalised. Ministry of Health figures gained under the Official Information ... More >>

Minister Didn’t Want Full Report On Abortion

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:30 am | Family First

The Law Commission has made a stunning admission today to the Justice Select Committee that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little didn’t want a full report on abortion laws, was only interested in a ministerial briefing paper for shifting the law in ... More >>

Scroogey Auckland Council Spoils Kids’ Santa Parade

Friday, 16 November 2018, 8:49 am | Family First

A Family First NZ is labelling a decision by Auckland Council’s events group (ATEED) to defund the Auckland Santa Parade as scroogey and a politically correct hijack of one of the city’s most iconic annual events. More >>

Nitschke Must Be Banned

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Philip Nitschke should not be allowed in the country and the police should be shutting down any meetings he is holding in New Zealand. “At a time when we are desperate to do everything we can to lower our unacceptable and ... More >>

Evidence Proves Tax Argument For Marijuana Is Flawed

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First New Zealand says that the cost benefit analysis of drug law reform may sound attractive, but international evidence shows that it is a flawed pipe dream. More >>

MSD won't publish latest child poverty rate

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 9:43 am | Family First

In a startling move, the Ministry of Social Development recently decided not to release latest child poverty rates due to "uncertainty" and "lack of confidence" in the data. More >>

Only 4% Want More Liberal Time Limits For Abortion

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:14 am | Family First

An independent poll of New Zealanders by Curia Market Research earlier this year found significant support for stricter time limits on abortion, including support from those who generally support abortion. More >>

Ardern Will Have To Reject Law Commission Abortion Options

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 3:46 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will have to reject all three options put forward by the Law Commission on abortion laws if she is to keep her pre-election promise. At the Newstalk ZB’s Leaders Breakfast just before the ... More >>

Justice Minister Fails To Condemn Sex-Selection Abortions

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is shocked to hear that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little has not moved to strongly denounce sex selection abortions – a practice which involves sex discrimination primarily against girls. In comments on Newshub Nation this morning, ... More >>



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