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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 >>

Parent Applauded for Rejecting Sex Ed Programme

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:49 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a mother who withdrew her 9-year-old from a sex ed class run by Family Planning should be applauded, and that many more parents would take the same action if they were aware of what is being taught through programmes such ... More >>

Pedophiles’ Register Will Protect Families

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:03 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ has made a Submission today to the Select Committee considering the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Register) Bill , and says that a Register will not only protect the public but will also protect child sex offenders from themselves, ... More >>

National MPs Forced to Vote Against Conscience

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 11:01 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is concerned that National party politicians are being ‘whipped’ on moral issues that have traditionally been conscience votes – and this has been confirmed with the latest vote on Easter trading. Family First has released a list ... More >>

Govt Undervalues Parenting With Veto Threat

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 8:13 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is calling on the government to value parenting and the important role of mothers and fathers during the early years of our children and not threaten a veto on the paid parental leave bill. More >>

Govt Attacks Family Time With Liberal Easter Laws

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 8:12 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is slamming the government for its intention to liberalise Easter trading laws and questions how long before Christmas day and Anzac day are also liberalised. More >>

1 in 3 Victims of Family Violence Are Male

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 8:53 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that research in association with the Department of Internal Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Association of New Zealand and the Canterbury Men’s Centre has found that 38% of recent victims of family violence in the Canterbury region ... More >>

Parents & Teens Want Parental Notification

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 11:09 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reflect the concerns and wishes of parents and also teenagers, and ensure that young pregnant girls in a crisis situation receive the family support they deserve and need. More >>

Smaller Convention Centre Should Mean Less Pokies

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 1:06 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that with the downsizing of the SkyCity Convention Centre, the legislative concession for allowing an increased number of pokie machines should be significantly reduced, if not scrapped. “As we said from the outset, this deal ... More >>

Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Researched, Not Legalised

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:20 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that medicinal marijuana should not be legalised, but is calling for further research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked forms. More >>

Where Do Green Party Stand on Three-Way Marriage?

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:56 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is calling on the Green Party to declare their policy on three-way marriages and polygamy in light of the UK Green Party leader declaring that they are open to consultation on legalising ‘marriages’ involving three or more people. ... More >>

Families Support Review of Teen Abortion Law

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 12:16 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is supporting calls for a review of the parental notification laws for teen abortions and agrees that young pregnant teens should have the support of their parents, not have their parents alienated from the process. More >>

Litigious Approach to School Discipline Worrying Trend

Monday, 30 March 2015, 8:34 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First is warning that a litigious approach to school disciplinary decisions will undermine the authority and special character of individual schools and has the potential to send some schools bankrupt. The comments come in response to two ... More >>

Children Concerned About Sex, Violence in Media

Monday, 30 March 2015, 8:27 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the Children’s Media Use Study by NZ on Air and the BSA is sounding alarm bells about the levels of violence and sexual content being viewed by children 9-14 years old, and the concerns of the children themselves and also ... More >>

Dying with Dignity Lies In Love and Best Palliative Care

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 10:48 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the heartbreaking situation that Lecretia Seales faces should not be solved in the courtroom or by a change in law, but through the guarantee of the best palliative care that the country can offer her and others in a similar ... More >>

Parents Right to Question HPV Vaccine

Monday, 16 March 2015, 4:46 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that contrary to claims that ‘well-off Pakeha girls’ are rejecting the HPV vaccine, parents of all racial groups in New Zealand are rightly rejecting the pressure to have their children vaccinated for an infection which isn’t ... More >>

 

 

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