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Medical Groups Should Canvass Members On ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

Friday, 24 September 2021, 11:03 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling on the NZMA and the Pediatric Society to canvass its members after more than a quarter of doctors in the UK said that they did not support the British Medical Association (BMA) lobbying to ban ‘conversion therapy’. Both ... More >>

Lockdowns and Child Mental Health

Friday, 17 September 2021, 12:37 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that new research from University of Auckland researchers needs to be taken into account when determining decisions around lockdowns, and possible effects on mental health and wellbeing and our responses, especially for children. More >>

PM Advice Conflicts With Health Ministry On Parental Consent

Monday, 23 August 2021, 9:59 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling on the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to clear up confusing and contradictory advice being received by families about parental consent for vaccines for children as young as 12. The Ministry of Health website says that “ as a 12 ... More >>

NZ’s Teen Birth Rate: Time To Stop Worrying About It?

Monday, 16 August 2021, 12:29 pm | Family First

A new report examining New Zealand’s teen birth rate has just been released, and says that since 2008 New Zealand's teen birth rate has plummeted by almost two thirds, so is it time to stop worrying about it? More >>

Govt To Jail Parents For Affirming Daughter As Girl, Son As Boy

Friday, 30 July 2021, 12:36 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the proposed ‘conversion therapy’ ban will be yet another attack on parents’ rights, is fundamentally flawed and unfair, and has been opposed by the Ministry of Health, a government select committee, and by the ... More >>

Little Support For Decriminalising All Drugs – Poll

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 11:46 am | Family First

A new poll has found that there is very little support for the decriminalisation of all drugs such as P (meth), MDMA and cocaine. Support for decriminalising cannabis remains at similar levels to the Yes vote in the recent referendum In the poll of ... More >>

Jacinda’s Wedding Sends An Important Societal Message

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 2:10 pm | Family First

Commentary – Bob McCoskrie, National Director   In January 2018, Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Clarke Gayford outside their Auckland home to an adoring national and international media. We all celebrated the exciting ... More >>

New Law Will Ignore Women With Post-Abortion Grief

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 11:17 am | Family First

Politicians will today vote for a new law which will allow employees to be eligible for three days of bereavement leave following the unplanned end of pregnancy by miscarriage or stillbirth. Sadly, politicians have rejected calls for the leave to be extended ... More >>

Family First Backs Global Push For Criminal Investigation Into Mindgeek/Pornhub For Crimes Against Children

Monday, 8 March 2021, 1:28 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has joined forces with 104 sexual exploitation survivors and 525 NGOs from 65 countries calling on the Canadian Government to launch a criminal investigation into Pornhub-parent company MindGeek. The open letter was submitted as part of the ... More >>

California’s Cannabis Legalisation Leads To Increase In Youth Use

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 11:27 am | Family First

A new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has found that youth who live in California may be more likely to use cannabis since the drug was legalised in 2016. The study looked at data from more than three million 7th, 9th, ... More >>

Significant Media Bias During Cannabis Referendum - Analysis

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 7:39 am | Family First

An in-depth analysis of media coverage of the euthanasia and cannabis referendums has found that while both sides of the euthanasia referendum were given reasonably fair and balanced coverage, the YES position in the cannabis debate received a heavily ... More >>

Majority Of Kiwis Want Continued Monitoring Of Abortions

Sunday, 17 January 2021, 2:00 pm | Family First

A nationwide poll has found majority support for the government to continue to closely monitor abortions in New Zealand and the reasons for it, despite the Ministry of Health recently suggesting that there is not a use for collecting much of this information. ... More >>

Gender Curriculum Rejected, Support For Opt-In Sex Ed – Poll

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 8:32 am | Family First

A new nationwide poll has found increasing opposition to gender ideology being taught to children in schools, and increasing support for sex education in general to be opt-in, rather than the current status of opt-out. The poll also found support for ... More >>

Views On Marriage & Gender Identity Aren’t ‘Hate Speech’ – Poll

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 9:02 am | Family First

A new poll has found that just one in ten New Zealanders think it should be a crime to publicly claim that gender is revealed at birth and is not a matter of personal identity, or that it should be a crime to publicly state that marriage is between ... More >>

Visa & Mastercard Reject Profits From Pornhub

Friday, 11 December 2020, 3:11 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is stoked with a decision by Visa and Mastercard to cut ties with Pornhub following a report by the New York Times last week that alleged the website has videos of child sexual assaults and exploitations. “Pornography sites that ... More >>

Charities Board Still Gunning To Deregister Family First

Friday, 25 September 2020, 10:08 am | Family First

Family First New Zealand has been notified that the Charities Board intend to appeal the recent decision in the Wellington Court of Appeal which opposed deregistration of Family First New Zealand from the Charities Register. “This decision is a threat ... More >>

A Win For Freedom Of Speech & Belief In NZ

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 11:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ has won their appeal in the Wellington Court of Appeal against deregistration from the Charities Register. “This decision is a win for the freedom of speech and belief in New Zealand. The attempt by the Charities Board to deregister Family ... More >>

NZ Fertility Rate Is At All-Time Low

Monday, 10 August 2020, 9:22 am | Family First

New Zealand's total fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.71 children per woman in New Zealand, well below population replacement level. “ Families: Ever Fewer or No Children , How Worried Should We Be? “ - a report ... More >>

Why Won’t Labour & Greens Tackle Harms Of Porn

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is gutted that Labour and Greens want to turn a blind eye to the harms of pornography. “We already know there’s a problem. The annual cost of sexual violence ($1.2 billion). It’s clearly time for urgent solutions,” says ... More >>

Call For Support For Women With Post-Abortion Grief

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 11:08 am | Family First

Family First NZ today called on politicians in a select committee to amend a private members bill which allows for bereavement leave for a miscarriage to be extended to allow support for women with post-abortion grief. The wording of the previous ... More >>