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Playing Cynical Politics With Cannabis Medicine

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:15 am | Family First

Anti-drug group Family First NZ believes that Labour and Greens are playing cynical politics with the cannabis medicine issue because of the upcoming referendum on recreational dope, and patients who could benefit will be the ones that suffer. More >>

Minimal Support For Removing Abortion From Crimes Act

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 6:26 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that information received from the Law Commission under the Official Information Act reveals that the Law Commission received almost 3,500 submissions regarding the abortion law review, and of those submissions, just 18% - less than ... More >>

Police ‘Discretion’ Failing on Smacking Law Despite Promises

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 3:15 pm | Family First

Family First says that despite political promises and assurances, good parents are being criminalised for non-abusive smacking, and that police discretion is not being used appropriately. Police are also referring cases through to the court to decide, ... More >>

Family First Maintains Charitable Status During Appeal

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:59 pm | Family First

Family First is welcoming an order made by the Wellington High Court that the Charities Board maintain Family First’s registration as a charity until its appeal against deregistration is heard in the Court of Appeal. “The Charities Board had notified ... More >>

Wine Gummy Bears Raise Concern For Children

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:57 am | Family First

Family First NZ is concerned about reports that a Marlborough candy company is marketing wine gummy bears, and is warning that alcohol edibles will be attractive to children, and could normalise the taste and consumption of alcohol to underage children. More >>

Govt Says No To Global Call To Reduce Illicit Drugs

Monday, 24 September 2018, 4:43 pm | Family First

Family First is shocked and dismayed that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is not willing to join other countries in developing national action plans to reduce the demand for illicit drugs, cut off supply at their borders and strengthen international cooperation. ... More >>

‘Idiotic’ Physical Restraint Rules Placing Children At Risk

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:31 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that some school classrooms are becoming unsafe and abusive environments which will be emotionally harmful to children in the class who just want to enjoy school in an atmosphere of safety, and the Ministry of Education are ... More >>

U.S. Paying The Price for Big Marijuana

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 12:27 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the latest US government survey on drug use and health makes sobering reading, and on the back of statistics earlier this week out of Colorado should send a clear warning to New Zealand families to resist any weakening of drug ... More >>

Marijuana Legalisation in Colorado Sends Clear Warning

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 10:44 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the experience of Colorado with legalisation of dope and the rise of Big Marijuana should send a clear warning to New Zealand families to resist any weakening of drug laws or allowing another Big Tobacco into the country. More >>

ERO Should Talk To Parents About Sex Ed

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11:56 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Education Review Office should talk to parents first before issuing reports about sexuality education in schools . Family First also questions why words such as “abstinence”, “delay”, “moral”, and “marriage” ... More >>

TVNZ Continue To Upset Businesses with “Naked Attraction”

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:33 pm | Family First

We just received this statement from 2 Cheap Cars - one of the companies that had an advert during " Naked Attraction " last Friday. More >>

Roadside Drug Testing Is A Must To Protect Families

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 10:36 am | Family First

Family First is calling on the government to support roadside drug testing, saying that we should take every measure possible to protect families and to reduce the road toll. More >>

Family First Intends To Appeal Deregistration Decision

Monday, 3 September 2018, 9:33 am | Family First

The High Court has delivered a judgment which upholds the Charities Board’s decision to de-register Family First as a charity. More >>

Good Fathers Are Vital For Optimal Child Development

Friday, 31 August 2018, 8:33 am | Family First

As part of the celebration of Father’s Day this year, Family First NZ has released a unique and important report entitled “ Why Fathers Matter ”. The report provides a diverse and abundant body of leading research conducted over the past 50 years ... More >>

“Naked Attraction” Is Financial Disaster For TVNZ

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 7:01 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that Naked Attraction has become a financial disaster for the state broadcaster TVNZ with the most recent episode only able to scrape up two advertisers in a one-hour show. The remaining adverts were promos for TVNZ programmes. We are ... More >>

Birth Certificates To Be Based On Ideology Not Biology

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 7:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians will vote on a law change which will further deem birth certificates meaningless. This comes as a result of a decision by the Government and Administration select committee to recommend that birth certificates ... More >>

Govt As Parent is Failing Children, And Failing Hired Helper

Friday, 3 August 2018, 7:25 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that Judge Kevin Phillips has honourably taken responsibility for the consequences of bailing a teenager who went on to commit a serious assault on a young woman. The Judge also raised concerns relating to the multiple State Care ... More >>

Call For Public Health Campaign To Promote Family Dinners

Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ has released a new report examining the researched benefits of families having regular family meals together, and is calling for a marketing campaign with online resources to encourage families to have dinner together as often as possible. ... More >>

National’s Medicinal Marijuana Appears Cautious & Compassion

Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:40 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the National party’s medicinal marijuana bill saying that the balance between caution and compassion appears to be right. More >>

Businesses Take Strong Stand Against “Naked Attraction

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 9:33 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that almost all of the businesses who have advertised during TVNZ2’s “ Naked Attraction ” have now requested to TVNZ that their advertisements be no longer associated with the programme. More >>



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