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Charities Board Should Be Removed From Public Service

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:58 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Bill English at their recent Forum on the Family in July has challenged the basis of the Charities Board’s intent to deregister Family First. More >>

Minister of Education Needs to Do Homework On Screentime

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 1:53 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that parents should be concerned about the amount of screentime that their children are going to be exposed to under the new Digital Technologies-Hangarau Matihiki curriculum , and is critical of government agencies for a lack of research ... More >>

Call for Guidelines on Euthanasia Media Reporting

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:24 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First New Zealand has made a submission to the Strategy to prevent suicide in New Zealand calling on strict guidelines around the media reporting of assisted suicide & euthanasia. More >>

Claim Of ‘Religious’ Opposition To Euthanasia Debunked

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:55 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a full analysis of submissions made to the Inquiry on assisted suicide by the Care Alliance shows 77% opposition to any change in the law, but also conclusively rebuts the claims made by ACT MP David Seymour and other supporters ... More >>

Green’s Medicinal Marijuana Bill Fails Safety Test

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 5:18 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the private members bill of Green MP Julie Anne Genter should be rejected by MPs when it comes up for its 1st Reading in Parliament, and that the cautious approach being used by the Government is the correct approach. More >>

State Has Duty & Child Has Right to Name of Father

Friday, 2 June 2017, 9:30 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is rejecting statements by Green MP Jan Logie that women should not have to name the father of their child. More >>

PPTA Pushes Exclusive & Confusing A-Gender

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:22 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that new guidelines being pushed by the PPTA in schools are not inclusive, they are exclusive, and most schools will continue with business as usual focusing on bullying and mental health issues experienced by all school students. More >>

Greenpeace & Family First Warn of ‘Chilling Effect’

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 11:55 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that comments made by Greenpeace’s Russell Norman on the deregistration of Family First are correct and when charities from opposite sides of the social divide are sounding the warning, NZ’ers and politicians should be concerned. More >>

Submissions On Controversial Laws Deserve Privacy

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:34 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is supporting a call made at Parliament today for more privacy being granted to submitters to select committees on controversial social legislation. More >>

Govt, Be Cautious Of Smokescreen Around Medicinal Marijuana

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:05 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the government must take a cautious approach based on extensive research and appropriate safeguards around medicinal marijuana, but also should be very concerned about the real agenda behind liberalising drug laws and ... More >>

Smacking Law Rejected, Widely Flouted - Poll

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 10:15 am | Family First New Zealand

Almost a decade on from the passing of the controversial anti-smacking law, a poll has found continued widespread rejection of the law and an admission that 2 out of 3 NZ’ers would flout the law if they believed it reasonable to correct the behaviour ... More >>

Who Is NZ’s Longest Married Couple 2017?

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:32 pm | Family First New Zealand

Is 81+ years still the NZ record? And is it a World Record? For the second year running, Family First NZ has launched the annual search for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand . More >>

Babies in Daycare Longer Than Adults At Work

Monday, 28 November 2016, 10:28 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First says that government statistics reveal that there has been a significant increase in the numbers of babies and toddlers in childcare and length of time they are spending there, with some babies in daycare longer than a normal working week ... More >>

Screentime An Emerging Factor In Child / Adolescent Health

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:36 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a survey highlighting the concerns of parents about screentime for their children is a very real problem which the government and the Ministries of Health and Education are ignoring. More >>

Police Correct To Protect NZ’ers From Dr Death

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:25 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the police are absolutely correct to be raiding and shutting down the operations of Philip Nitschke aka Dr Death in New Zealand. More >>

Easter Trading Should Be Free Vote For National MPs

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:43 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is challenging the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading, and says that if it was allowed, and based on the previous voting record of individual MPs on this issue, the current proposed law change would be defeated. More >>

Submissions Say No To Assisted Suicide 3:1

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:16 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is welcoming an analysis of submissions made to the Inquiry on assisted suicide showing a 3:1 opposition to any change in the law, and is also calling on ACT MP David Seymour to withdraw his grandstanding bill so that the important conversation ... More >>

Queenstown Council Fining Wicked Campers

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 1:10 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is welcoming the decision by the Queenstown District Council to fine Wicked Campers $300 when their vehicle displays offensive slogans. More >>

Councils Join Efforts To Muzzle Wicked Campers

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:32 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is welcoming moves by both Whangarei District Council and now the Queenstown Lakes District Council to threaten Wicked Campers with prosecution and fines for offensive slogans on their campervans. Family First launched a campaign ... More >>

MPs Told To Reject Easter Trading Proposal

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 9:41 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ will tell politicians today that the proposed changes to Easter trading laws will do nothing to solve the perceived problems, will be a ‘hospital pass’ to local councils, that the National party should allow a conscience vote on the ... More >>

 

 

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