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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 >>

NEW RESOURCE: 20 Reasons To Vote NO To Euthanasia

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 10:29 am | Family First

As the country prepares to vote in a referendum on whether to legalise euthanasia / assisted suicide, a new resource presents 20 reasons for New Zealanders to vote NO in the upcoming referendum. “ 20 Reasons to Vote NO in 2020 ” include: * we ... More >>

Social Problems Will Increase As Marriage Rates Fall

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 12:06 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is warning that the declining marriage rate is a disturbing link to social problems in our society including rates of child abuse, domestic violence, teen crime and child poverty. “According to statistics just released , the general ... More >>

World’s Longest Married Couple In New Zealand

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:27 pm | Family First

NZ’s longest married couple is believed to be also the world’s longest married couple. “New Zealand couple JERAM & GANGA RAVJI will celebrate 85 years of marriage this April, and both will turn 104 years old in May and June respectively. ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki Report - Normalise Adolescent Sex & Teen Parenting

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:32 am | Family First

A disturbing report on teen parenting recently released by Oranga Tamariki has called for adults to “ normalise adolescent sex, contraception, and parenting ”. The report also says that “ moralistic worldviews and beliefs around unmarried teenage ... More >>

Physical Restraint Rules Place All Children At Risk

Friday, 7 February 2020, 12:35 pm | Family First

Ministry of Education data gained under the Official Information Act show that almost 6,000 reports of physical restraint have had to be lodged by schools since new rules were introduced for schools in August 2017. 71% of the incidences occurred in primary ... More >>

Cannabis Use Continues To Rise in States Where Legal

Friday, 20 December 2019, 9:23 am | Family First

The latest data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , the most authoritative study on drug use conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), has found that cannabis use in "legal" US states among youth, ... More >>

Labour MP Bill Rejects Women With Post-Abortion Grief

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:50 pm | Family First

A Labour MP’s private members bill which allowed for bereavement leave for a miscarriage has been withdrawn and resubmitted , in seemingly a deliberate attempt to exclude post-abortive women who may also be suffering grief and loss. It will receive its ... More >>

Extended Daycare Ignores Real Needs of Children

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 8:51 am | Family First

Family First says that the trend to extend daycare times, and its role to be virtually de facto parents, is concerning, ignores the real needs of children, and reinforces the need for more support to be given to parents with young children. “Babies are ... More >>

Public & Work WiFi Should Block Porn

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:52 am | Family First

Family First New Zealand has proposed a number of bills to the government regarding the access to pornography in both public places, including schools and the work place. “There has been an important national conversation around consent and ‘rape culture’. ... More >>

Overwhelming Rejection Of Abortion Bill - Analysis

Monday, 4 November 2019, 9:51 am | Family First

More than 90% of the submissions on the Abortion Legislation Bill have rejected the proposed decriminalisation of abortion, with just under 8% supporting the Government bill. More >>

Voters Will Reject Euthanasia When Proposed Law Understood

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 11:06 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the referendum on assisted suicide will be defeated by voters once they understand the law that may be passed by politicians next month, and the impacts it will have on both the vulnerable and society in general. More >>

Troubled Portugal Bad Example For Drug Advocates in NZ

Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:09 am | Family First

Portugal has been painted by pro-cannabis legalisation groups as a model to follow. Yet just last month, the mayor of Porto contradicted his previous pro-harm reduction position and endorsed reintroducing criminal penalties for drug use in public spaces. More >>

Family First In Court Of Appeal To Fight Deregistration

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:47 am | Family First

Family First's continued fight against attempts by the government's Charities Registration Board to deregister them is set to continue in the Court of Appeal in Wellington next week (Tues & Wed 22-23 Oct). In a significant development, the Charity Law ... More >>

95% Of Submitters Being Muzzled On Abortion

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:31 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Select Committee considering radical changes to our abortion laws has admitted that it’s muzzling almost 95% of submitters who want to speak in person to the committee on the issue. “This means that more than 2,700 ... More >>

Abortion Liberalisation Debate Must Not Be Rushed

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 12:39 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming news that there has been a strong response to the Abortion Legislation Bill with more than 23,000 written submissions in the extremely short timeframe of six weeks. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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