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Politicians Got It Wrong on Drinking Age - Poll

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 10:02 am | Family First Lobby.

A nationwide poll of 1,000 people has found that almost 2/3’rds of NZ’ers believe that Parliament got it wrong on the recent vote on the drinking age. An independent poll by Curia Market Research, commissioned by Family First NZ, asked respondents ... More >>

Millions Wasted on HPV Vaccine Despite Flaws

Monday, 14 January 2013, 11:37 am | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ says that despite a low uptake, failure to complete the full vaccine programme, recent research showing ineffectiveness of the vaccine, and adverse reactions, the government is planning to spend millions of dollars more on a vaccine that is ... More >>

Family First NZ Rates Politicians and Parties for 2012

Friday, 4 January 2013, 12:23 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ has released an Interim ‘Value Your Vote’ report card which rates the politicians and the political parties on how they have voted on key family and conscience issues during 2012. More >>

Raise the Drinking Age To Reverse Teen Alcohol Harm

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 9:17 am | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is calling on politicians to vote to raise the purchase age to 20 to protect young people and reverse the harm that alcohol is causing to our young people. More >>

Church Ministers Cannot Refuse To Perform Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, 28 August 2012, 10:54 am | Family First Lobby.

A legal opinion obtained by Family First NZ from Barrister Ian Bassett describes the Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Act Bill, if it is enacted, as having the following effects: More >>

National MPs Asked To Stand Consistent on Marriage

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 11:15 am | Family First Lobby.

“Marriage is an institution of the church, I don't think it is necessary to have that label put on every relationship” More >>

Traditional Marriage Deemed ‘Hate’ At Dunedin Council

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 10:52 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ has written to Dunedin Mayor David Cull asking why Dunedin City Council staff are able to access websites supporting gay marriage, but access to the ‘Protect Marriage’ website which promotes the current definition of marriage is blocked. ... More >>

Marriage is Special, We Won’t Touch It – Labour

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 8:27 am | Family First Lobby.

One week before the first vote on same sex marriage, Family First NZ has released statements made by the Labour and Green parties during the passing of the Civil Unions Bill which clearly spell out that they understood that marriage was a heterosexual ... More >>

Raise the Drinking Age To Reverse Teen Alcohol Harm

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 8:59 am | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is calling on politicians to raise both the drinking and the purchase age to 20 when they vote next week, and is asking families to contact MP’s to ask them to vote to protect young people and reverse the harm that alcohol is causing ... More >>

Justice System Perpetuating Problem of Child Abuse

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 10:29 am | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ says that the justice system in New Zealand is perpetuating the problem of child abuse by handing out ‘wet bus ticket’ sentences in response to cases of serious child abuse. The comments come after revelations that a father was sentenced ... More >>

B.S. Is Acceptable ‘Political Response’ – B.S.A

Monday, 23 July 2012, 12:56 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is disappointed that a complaint against foul language used by a politician, and broadcast unnecessarily as a token gesture during the 6pm news was not upheld by the BSA – but confirms that the so-called 8.30pm watershed for family-friendly ... More >>

US Psychiatrist Who Called Foul on Sex Educators Visits NZ

Monday, 25 June 2012, 8:51 am | Family First Lobby.

Dr Miriam Grossman is coming to New Zealand as a guest of Family First NZ and will undertake an extensive tour and media campaign. She will also be a keynote speaker at the annual Forum on the Family on Thursday 28 June. www.forumonthefamily.org.nz ... More >>

Focus Should Be Right to Care, Not Right To Die

Sunday, 29 April 2012, 2:18 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ says a bill to decriminalise euthanasia would lead to disabled, sick and elderly people coming to be viewed as a burden on the taxpayer, society and their families and send a dangerous message to young people about the value of life. More >>

Vaccinating Boys Flawed and Dangerous

Monday, 31 October 2011, 9:18 am | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is rejecting a call for the cervical cancer vaccine to be given to all boys as young as 11, saying the idea is flawed and sends a dangerous message. More >>

Reduced Abortion Rate Welcomed But Still Concerns

Friday, 28 October 2011, 11:57 am | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is welcoming a drop in abortions according to figures released by Statistics NZ today. However, there is still huge concern that more than 65 teens have an abortion each week on average, more than a third of the women have had previous ... More >>

'Value Your Vote' Website Launched for Families

Monday, 26 September 2011, 9:24 am | Family First Lobby.

Exactly two months out from the general election, Family First NZ has launched a website www.valueyourvote.org.nz which highlights the voting record of current MP's on controversial family issues from the past nine years. The site also contains responses ... More >>

TVNZ Sunday Programme 'Misled' On Abstinence

Monday, 19 September 2011, 9:02 am | Family First Lobby.

TVNZ Sunday Programme 'Misled' On Abstinence Doco - BSA The members of the Broadcasting Standards Authority have slammed TVNZ's Sunday programme for misleading viewers on the success of abstinence programmes, as a result of a complaint about accuracy made ... More >>

Raising Drinking Age Will Save Lives

Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 2:28 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ says that the just-released Child and Youth Mortality Review confirms that NZ needs to raise the drinking age in order to protect young people and to save lives. More >>

Child Support Should Be Matched By Family Support

Sunday, 21 August 2011, 1:00 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is welcoming the new rules surrounding child support, although they would like to see equal focus and investment in strengthening marriages and supporting families at risk or under pressure before the relationship breakdown occurs. They ... More >>

Child Abuse Deaths – 12 Month Wall of Shame

Sunday, 14 August 2011, 5:25 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First has released the list of child abuse deaths in the past 12 months, and says that the shocking trend of eight deaths in the past 12 months is ample evidence of the need for a non-political Commission of Inquiry into child abuse. “We have ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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