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Drop in Teen Pregnancies Reason to Celebrate

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the latest statistics showing that the teenage fertility rate has halved since 2008. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years – half the 2008 rate of 33. And well down from the peak of 69 per ... More >>

Fatherhood Is Not A Right For Prisoners

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 10:22 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is rejecting a petition calling for prisoners to be able to donate sperm in order to be a father. More >>

Medicinal Marijuana Laws Leads To Dope Abuse – US Study

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:03 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that a new study on medicinal marijuana in the US should sound a clear warning to our government to continue to take a cautious approach based on extensive research and appropriate safeguards around medicinal marijuana. More >>

Screentime Health Concerns Being Ignored

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:16 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that a survey which found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012, highlights not only an issue with excessive screentime, but also a lack of guidelines by education ... More >>

Already 10,000 Signatures Calling For Inquiry On Porn

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:26 pm | Family First Lobby

The petition calling on politicians to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography has reached almost 10,000 signatures, with still another week for petitions to be signed. More >>

Euthanasia ‘Elephant In The Room’ - Healthcare Costs

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:00 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the example of a cancer patient being turned away because of her potential healthcare costs is a disturbing development which will only be exacerbated by allowing euthanasia in to our laws. The woman with terminal cancer ... More >>

Students Can Recognise Porn Harm, But Govt Won’t

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:27 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that admissions made by students at an Auckland school regarding the prevalence and harms of the increasing consumption of online pornography highlight the urgent need for an expert inquiry to determine appropriate solutions to reduce ... More >>

Polygamous Marriage: Is Govt Bending The Rules?

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:06 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is concerned that the government may be turning a ‘blind eye’ to polygamous marriages in New Zealand when assessing entitlements to welfare support. More >>

Health Concerns Around BYOD Being Ignored

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:41 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that increasing pressure on students to provide their own computers at school ( BYOD – Bring Your Own Device ) is placing families under financial pressure, but also of greater concern is the ignoring of health concerns around excessive ... More >>

‘Ethical Brothel’ Is An Oxymoron. Prostitution Harms

Monday, 13 February 2017, 9:54 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that despite the sales-pitch , prostitution work is high-risk and harmful based on official statistics and the testimonies of women who have managed to exit the industry, and that to label it ‘ethical’ ignores reality. “The ... More >>

PM Under Pressure to Allow Easter Conscience Vote

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:55 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister has received hundreds of emails from families over the past 18 hours asking for the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading. “If a conscience vote was allowed, the proposed law change ... More >>

It’s Not OK, Stay Away Chris Brown

Friday, 2 October 2015, 9:31 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that Chris Brown’s actions and message should not be welcomed in New Zealand and Maori leaders are undermining the strong message against domestic and sexual violence by supporting his visit. More >>

Report Backs Call for Independent CYF Watchdog

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 12:28 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the panel’s interim report on Child, Youth and Family which agrees with our concerns that there is no fully independent watchdog to hold them to account. More >>

Family Group Welcomes Demise of ZOO

Friday, 18 September 2015, 8:58 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the demise of ZOO magazine and gives some of the credit to groups in both Australia and here in NZ who spoke up and highlighted the misogynistic and harmful messages which were being normalised in the publication and other similar ... More >>

Launch of to Oppose Euthanasia

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 11:18 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ has launched a website dedicated to helping families oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, and to help them make a submission to the inquiry being carried out by Parliament's Health Committee. More >>

Churches & Celebrants Not Protected By Marriage Bill

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 4:25 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the proposed Select Committee amendments to the same-sex marriage Bill will not protect places of faith from having to host ‘same-sex weddings’ if their facilities are available to the general public, and marriage celebrants ... More >>

‘Official’ Food Price Stats Disputed By Actual Family Costs

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 11:42 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that Statistics NZ may be claiming that food prices have decreased 0.6% in the past 12 months, but this is not the experience of families who are all feeling the pinch with increased prices for basic food products. Family First has ... More >>

Chris Kahui Should Be Charged For Negligent Parenting

Sunday, 21 October 2012, 11:50 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ believes that Chris Kahui should be charged for ‘negligent parenting’ and is questioning why the police are not willing to pursue a prosecution. More >>

MP Attempting To Muzzle Free Speech on Marriage

Sunday, 12 August 2012, 11:53 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is shocked and disappointed to hear that a Labour MP has sent a veiled threat to a pro-marriage organisation in an apparent attempt to muzzle them. More >>

Marriage Petition Hits 20,000 Signatures In First Week

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 9:10 am | Family First Lobby

A website to protect the current definition of marriage as ‘one man one woman’, and cyber-attacked by opponents in an ‘unprecedented attack’, has experienced phenomenal interest, media coverage, and a strong response in its first week. “Despite ... More >>