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Already 10,000 Signatures Calling For Inquiry On Porn

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:26 pm | Family First Lobby

The petition calling on politicians to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography has reached almost 10,000 signatures, with still another week for petitions to be signed. More >>

Euthanasia ‘Elephant In The Room’ - Healthcare Costs

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:00 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the example of a cancer patient being turned away because of her potential healthcare costs is a disturbing development which will only be exacerbated by allowing euthanasia in to our laws. The woman with terminal cancer ... More >>

Students Can Recognise Porn Harm, But Govt Won’t

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:27 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that admissions made by students at an Auckland school regarding the prevalence and harms of the increasing consumption of online pornography highlight the urgent need for an expert inquiry to determine appropriate solutions to reduce ... More >>

Polygamous Marriage: Is Govt Bending The Rules?

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:06 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is concerned that the government may be turning a ‘blind eye’ to polygamous marriages in New Zealand when assessing entitlements to welfare support. More >>

Health Concerns Around BYOD Being Ignored

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:41 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that increasing pressure on students to provide their own computers at school ( BYOD – Bring Your Own Device ) is placing families under financial pressure, but also of greater concern is the ignoring of health concerns around excessive ... More >>

‘Ethical Brothel’ Is An Oxymoron. Prostitution Harms

Monday, 13 February 2017, 9:54 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that despite the sales-pitch , prostitution work is high-risk and harmful based on official statistics and the testimonies of women who have managed to exit the industry, and that to label it ‘ethical’ ignores reality. “The ... More >>

PM Under Pressure to Allow Easter Conscience Vote

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:55 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister has received hundreds of emails from families over the past 18 hours asking for the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading. “If a conscience vote was allowed, the proposed law change ... More >>

It’s Not OK, Stay Away Chris Brown

Friday, 2 October 2015, 9:31 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that Chris Brown’s actions and message should not be welcomed in New Zealand and Maori leaders are undermining the strong message against domestic and sexual violence by supporting his visit. More >>

Report Backs Call for Independent CYF Watchdog

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 12:28 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the panel’s interim report on Child, Youth and Family which agrees with our concerns that there is no fully independent watchdog to hold them to account. More >>

Family Group Welcomes Demise of ZOO

Friday, 18 September 2015, 8:58 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the demise of ZOO magazine and gives some of the credit to groups in both Australia and here in NZ who spoke up and highlighted the misogynistic and harmful messages which were being normalised in the publication and other similar ... More >>

Launch of to Oppose Euthanasia

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 11:18 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ has launched a website dedicated to helping families oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, and to help them make a submission to the inquiry being carried out by Parliament's Health Committee. More >>

Churches & Celebrants Not Protected By Marriage Bill

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 4:25 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the proposed Select Committee amendments to the same-sex marriage Bill will not protect places of faith from having to host ‘same-sex weddings’ if their facilities are available to the general public, and marriage celebrants ... More >>

‘Official’ Food Price Stats Disputed By Actual Family Costs

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 11:42 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that Statistics NZ may be claiming that food prices have decreased 0.6% in the past 12 months, but this is not the experience of families who are all feeling the pinch with increased prices for basic food products. Family First has ... More >>

Chris Kahui Should Be Charged For Negligent Parenting

Sunday, 21 October 2012, 11:50 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ believes that Chris Kahui should be charged for ‘negligent parenting’ and is questioning why the police are not willing to pursue a prosecution. More >>

MP Attempting To Muzzle Free Speech on Marriage

Sunday, 12 August 2012, 11:53 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is shocked and disappointed to hear that a Labour MP has sent a veiled threat to a pro-marriage organisation in an apparent attempt to muzzle them. More >>

Marriage Petition Hits 20,000 Signatures In First Week

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 9:10 am | Family First Lobby

A website to protect the current definition of marriage as ‘one man one woman’, and cyber-attacked by opponents in an ‘unprecedented attack’, has experienced phenomenal interest, media coverage, and a strong response in its first week. “Despite ... More >>

Appeal Court Rescues ‘Honest’ Mum From Smacking Law

Sunday, 3 June 2012, 10:39 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says a mother had to appeal all the way to the Court of Appeal after voluntarily admitting using a few light smacks, and that it sends a warning to parents about what they admit to authorities regarding smacking. More >>

Make Wearing of Life Jackets Compulsory

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 10:28 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is calling for the law to be changed to make the wearing – not just the carrying – of lifejackets compulsory on non-commercial smaller pleasure boats, canoes and dinghies. More >>

Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:14 am | Family First Lobby

More than 220 delegates representing more than 85 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland today (Friday) for the sixth annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ. More >>

Level of Criminal Assaults by Children No Surprise

Monday, 4 April 2011, 9:31 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the level of criminal assaults being committed by primary school students is no surprise - and will worsen, especially when schools are pressured to accept and accommodate increasingly defiant and unacceptable behaviour by children. More >>



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