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Family First Deregistered – But Not Defeated

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 11:14 am | Family First

The Supreme Court in Wellington has just handed down their judgement in Attorney-General v Family First New Zealand, and the Government and the Charities Board have won the right to deregister Family First as a registered charity. “This decision is a sad ... More >>

School Gender Curriculum Strongly Rejected – Poll

Friday, 17 June 2022, 8:48 am | Family First

A new nationwide poll has found significant opposition to gender ideology being taught to primary school students, and majority support for parents being informed of their own children exhibiting gender dysphoria at school. There is also more support ... More >>

Fix Right To Silence Law Which Hides Child Abusers

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 12:18 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is repeating its call for a review of ‘right to silence’ laws which is effectively hindering investigations into child abuse. Family First has previously made this plea as a result of the Coroner’s report into the death of ... More >>

Prostitution Law Review: Benefits Exaggerated, Shortcomings Ignored, Denied Or Hidden

Monday, 6 December 2021, 8:51 am | Family First

An indepth review of the effects of the 2003 prostitution law change has revealed a huge gap between the reputation of the law and its actual impact. The detailed analysis challenges the assumption that the decriminalisation of prostitution has ... More >>

Progress In Push For Rapid Antigen Testing

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the Government’s intention to allow rapid antigen testing – a move which could save jobs, businesses and attendance at weddings and places of worship. A nationwide poll has found significant support from New Zealanders ... More >>

Only 1 In 4 Support ‘Three Strikes’ Repeal

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:42 am | Family First

A poll has found that just 25% of New Zealanders want the ‘Three Strikes’ law repealed, including just 29% of Labour voters. Almost half of Labour voters want the law retained. The nationwide poll of 1,000 New Zealanders was commissioned by ... More >>

“Vaccine OR Testing” Petition Reaches 70,000+

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:19 am | Family First

The petition “Don’t Divide” has now reached 70,000 signatures. Launched two weeks ago, the petition says “ We oppose the ‘no jab no job’ policy, which will create a divided New Zealand. We call on the Government to allow the use of ... More >>

Govt Continues Commitment To ‘Soft On Crime’

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 11:21 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the proposed scrapping of the Three Strikes Law will only be celebrated by repeat violent offenders, but it will do nothing to protect families and communities from worsening levels of family harm, violent crimes and gun violence. ... More >>

Select Committee Farewells Biology On Birth Certificates

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 3:04 pm | Family First

The Governance and Administration Select Committee has confirmed its support for a law change which will deem birth certificates completely meaningless. Birth certificates will be based on the choice or even choices of the person, and no medical evidence ... More >>

‘Counting Ourselves’ Advocacy Research Should Be Treated With Caution

Friday, 22 October 2021, 8:50 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that transgender research coming out of the University of Waikato’s Trans Health Research Lab should be treated with the upmost caution because of their conclusions and policies which are contradicting what experts around the world are ... More >>

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 >>