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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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