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Appeal Court Rescues ‘Honest’ Mum From Smacking Law

Sunday, 3 June 2012, 10:39 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says a mother had to appeal all the way to the Court of Appeal after voluntarily admitting using a few light smacks, and that it sends a warning to parents about what they admit to authorities regarding smacking. More >>

Make Wearing of Life Jackets Compulsory

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 10:28 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is calling for the law to be changed to make the wearing – not just the carrying – of lifejackets compulsory on non-commercial smaller pleasure boats, canoes and dinghies. More >>

Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Friday, 8 July 2011, 9:14 am | Family First Lobby

More than 220 delegates representing more than 85 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland today (Friday) for the sixth annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ. More >>

Level of Criminal Assaults by Children No Surprise

Monday, 4 April 2011, 9:31 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the level of criminal assaults being committed by primary school students is no surprise - and will worsen, especially when schools are pressured to accept and accommodate increasingly defiant and unacceptable behaviour by children. More >>

Smacking Law Leads to Miscarriage of Justice

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 2:34 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the acknowledgement by the Crown of a miscarriage of justice towards Christchurch parent James Mason who was prosecuted by police for pulling the ear of his 3 year old when trying to prevent him from injuring himself ... More >>

Australian Child Advocate Makes Right Call

Friday, 8 October 2010, 2:17 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming a recommendation from the Tasmanian state's Commissioner for Children, Paul Mason, to prohibit the purchase of sex in order to protect children. More >>

Abortion Drug Concerns Should be Warning to NZ

Friday, 8 October 2010, 11:45 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the extent of complications for Australian women who use the drug RU486 to abort their children should send a warning to health authorities in NZ as they consider applications by Family Planning and others to use the controversial ... More >>

Keep ‘Red Light’ Out of Family Shopping Areas

Wednesday, 6 October 2010, 2:02 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is pleading with the Queenstown Lakes District Council to reject a proposed bylaw to allow brothels in the Queenstown and Wanaka town centres. More >>

TVNZ Remove Liquor Ads During Family Movies

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 3:35 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First is welcoming a commitment from TVNZ to remove alcohol advertising during family movies after a mother complained about an advertisement for Coruba Rum shown during a TV2 family movie Monsters Inc . More >>

Smacking Stats Trivialise Real Impact on Parents

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 2:29 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the latest police statistics on the anti-smacking law trivialize the real impact of the anti-smacking law and fail to reflect the widespread confusion over the effect of the law, the impact on parenting and parental authority, the continued ... More >>

BSA Finally Wakes Up To TV Sleaze

Monday, 20 September 2010, 12:16 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is welcoming the decison by the Broadcasting Standards Authority to uphold complaints against sexual content in Home and Away - shown during 'family viewing' times, and the programme Hung. More >>

Mayors Committed to Banning Street Prostitutes

Thursday, 9 September 2010, 10:35 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the top mayoral candidates for the Auckland Super City are all committed to banning street prostitution. More >>

Politicians Have Opportunity to Respect 88% of NZ

Wednesday, 8 September 2010, 2:27 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is calling on politicians to respect democracy and the voice of NZ’ers expressed in the recent Referendum and support the bill being introduced tonight in parliament to decriminalise light smacking. More >>

Review Child Support And Child Contact

Thursday, 2 September 2010, 4:57 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that the upcoming review of child support announced today should be accompanied by a review of child contact policies. More >>

Govt Sends Message That Under-Age Drinking OK

Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 9:57 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is disappointed that the government is wanting to put the onus on parents about under-age drinking rather than supporting parents with laws and enforcement based on evidence and science. More >>

Close Up Porn Programme Draws Huge Complaints

Thursday, 19 August 2010, 11:23 am | Family First Lobby

Family First says that TVNZ has been inundated with complaints about a recent Close Up programme which offended many families with its promotion of the porn industry, and believes that the complaints have exceeded complaints made about Paul Henry’s ... More >>

Come to School Ball – Have Sex

Friday, 30 July 2010, 1:43 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is shocked that a Bay of Plenty high school handed out complementary condoms to every student when they purchased their ball tickets. More >>

Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Needed

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 9:42 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is repeating its call for a Commission of Inquiry into the unacceptable levels of child abuse and deaths in NZ, and says that it will be an important first step in identifying and targeting the real causes of child abuse. More >>

Success Rate Shows Need for CYF Complaints

Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 1:54 pm | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that figures provided by the Ministry of Social Development under the Official Information Act show that the recently established CYF Complaints Authority has upheld a majority of the complaints that they have considered. More >>

Foreign Student Policy About Money not Children

Monday, 26 July 2010, 9:41 am | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is sounding alarm bells over the latest Immigration policy changes which allow for children as young as five to come to NZ without family members to study. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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