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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 >>

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 >>