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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 >>

Report Calls For Screen Time Guidelines for Children

Monday, 9 February 2015, 9:52 am | Family First New Zealand

A report on the increasing use of screen time for children is critical of government agencies for a lack of guidelines to families, and says that the Ministry of Health should consider screen time as a personal health and well-being issue to be formally ... More >>

Boycott ‘50 Shades’ Movie, Donate to Victims Instead

Sunday, 8 February 2015, 10:41 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is calling on families to boycott the upcoming “ Fifty Shades of Grey ” movie and instead donate the admission fee to a local women’s refuge. They are also encouraging families to use the release of the movie as an opportunity ... More >>

Ban On Alcohol Advertising Just One Step

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 2:54 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a proposed ban on alcohol advertising at sports events as recommended by a ministerial forum is an important move, but will not solve the binge drinking and alcohol abuse issue on its own. More >>

TV Standards Board Seen As Irrelevant, Ineffective

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 11:33 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the Broadcasting Standards Authority’s 2014 Report reveals that less and less families are bothering to make a complaint despite increasing concerns about broadcasting standards, and that very few complaints are upheld. More >>

Politicians Put Prostitution Harm in ‘Too Hard Basket’

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 10:30 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that politicians are living in ‘la-la land’ when it comes to the concerns of families regarding the ongoing harms of street prostitution and residential brothels. More >>

The Warehouse & Noel Leeming Praised for Principled Stand

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:24 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is congratulating The Warehouse and Noel Leeming for reinforcing their ‘family-friendly values’ by removing R18 games and DVD’s from its shelves, and is calling on other retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Dick Smith ... More >>

Legal Opinion Sets Up Challenge To Smacking Law

Monday, 17 November 2014, 1:26 pm | Family First New Zealand

An independent legal analysis of court cases involving prosecutions for smacking since the anti-smacking law was passed has found that the anti-smacking law is complicated, difficult to apply, and lower courts are getting it wrong. More >>

Assisted Suicide: A Beautiful Response to Brittany Maynard

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1:49 pm | Family First New Zealand

There has been plenty of media coverage in NZ of the sad death of Brittany Maynard yesterday. Maynard, 29, who was suffering from terminal brain cancer, used her last month to advocate for “death with dignity.” More >>

Confirmed – Smacking Law Needs Correction

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:58 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the ONE News Vote Compass survey showing only 23% support the anti-smacking law is no surprise, and confirms that it’s time the politicians listened to New Zealand families. More >>

Outrage Over Mock Marriage Ironic

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 1:54 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First says that the outrage being expressed by gay rights groups against a radio competition involving a same-sex ‘marriage’ is ironic. More >>

 

 

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