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New Zealand's Fertility Rate Drops To New Low

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 2:32 pm | Family First New Zealand

New Zealand's total fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.69 births per woman in the year ending June 2020, well below the population replacement level of 2.1 required. Lindsay Mitchell, author of “ Families: Ever ... More >>

Select Committee Ignores Women With Post-Abortion Grief

Monday, 27 July 2020, 5:59 pm | Family First New Zealand

A select committee considering a private members bill which allows for bereavement leave for miscarriages have come back with their report , and have rejected calls for the leave to be extended to allow support for women with post-abortion grief. ... More >>

New Report Says NZ Needs Better Data On Stepfamilies

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:01 am | Family First New Zealand

Many children’s lives today are marked by family turmoil. They live with parents who experience multiple relationship transitions leading to fractured family and friend networks, changes of neighbourhoods and schools. These children live with ... More >>

Smacking Law Has Increased Harm Inflicted By Children

Friday, 5 June 2020, 7:48 am | Family First New Zealand

An updated analysis of the anti-smacking law passed into law just 13 years ago says that not only has the ban failed to reduce the harm perpetrated against children, but it has increased the harm inflicted by children. The report “ A Dog’s Breakfast: ... More >>

Police Thanked For Clarification Of Church Gatherings

Friday, 22 May 2020, 7:45 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is welcoming the Police decision clarifying the previous conflicting advice relating to the meeting of churches. “An internal police guideline which supplements the Operational Policing Guidelines on Alert Level 2 says that “ the ... More >>

Orientation Week Drug Testing Will Give False Hope & Dangerous Message

Monday, 17 February 2020, 8:32 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that lobbying to allow drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is primarily being used by drug-friendly groups as a wedge to normalise drug use. “Pill testing also does not - and cannot ... More >>

Right To Silence Rules Hiding Abusers, Call For Review

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:43 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is repeating its call for a review of ‘right to silence’ laws which is effectively hindering investigations into child abuse. The call comes following the case of the Flaxmere four-year-old child who was seriously injured in a beating ... More >>

Fewer Men Celebrate Father's Day

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 11:49 am | Family First New Zealand

'Families: Ever Fewer, or No Children: How Worried Should We Be?' - a new report just released by Family First NZ - drew attention to New Zealand's all-time low fertility rate of 1.7 births per woman in 2018. Fewer women are becoming mothers. 16 percent ... More >>

Politicians Going Slow On Urgent Need For Porn Inquiry

Monday, 5 November 2018, 10:55 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is concerned that the politicians are taking so long to deal with the urgent social issue of pornography harm in society, and are also continuing to call for a truly independent Expert Panel to investigate and provide solutions for ... More >>

Significant Interest in Abortion Law Review

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:43 am | Family First New Zealand

According to information received from the Law Commission by Family First under the Official Information Act, the Law Commission has received almost 3,500 submissions regarding the abortion law review. 58 submissions were from organisations and the ... More >>

Inquiry Already Confirms We Can Live Without Euthanasia

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:33 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reject ACT MP David Seymour’s private members bill to legalise euthanasia. The recent parliamentary inquiry sounded a clear warning that changing the law on assisted suicide could be seen as normalising suicide, ... More >>

Families Ignored As Politics Trumps Policy On Smacking Law

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9:23 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is calling on NZ First to deliver on their promise of reviewing and fixing the anti-smacking law following comments by the new Minister for Children Tracey Martin who admitted that the law hasn’t worked. More >>

Charities Board Should Be Removed From Public Service

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:58 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Bill English at their recent Forum on the Family in July has challenged the basis of the Charities Board’s intent to deregister Family First. More >>

Minister of Education Needs to Do Homework On Screentime

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 1:53 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that parents should be concerned about the amount of screentime that their children are going to be exposed to under the new Digital Technologies-Hangarau Matihiki curriculum , and is critical of government agencies for a lack of research ... More >>

Call for Guidelines on Euthanasia Media Reporting

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:24 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First New Zealand has made a submission to the Strategy to prevent suicide in New Zealand calling on strict guidelines around the media reporting of assisted suicide & euthanasia. More >>

Claim Of ‘Religious’ Opposition To Euthanasia Debunked

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:55 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a full analysis of submissions made to the Inquiry on assisted suicide by the Care Alliance shows 77% opposition to any change in the law, but also conclusively rebuts the claims made by ACT MP David Seymour and other supporters ... More >>

Green’s Medicinal Marijuana Bill Fails Safety Test

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 5:18 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the private members bill of Green MP Julie Anne Genter should be rejected by MPs when it comes up for its 1st Reading in Parliament, and that the cautious approach being used by the Government is the correct approach. More >>

State Has Duty & Child Has Right to Name of Father

Friday, 2 June 2017, 9:30 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is rejecting statements by Green MP Jan Logie that women should not have to name the father of their child. More >>

PPTA Pushes Exclusive & Confusing A-Gender

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:22 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that new guidelines being pushed by the PPTA in schools are not inclusive, they are exclusive, and most schools will continue with business as usual focusing on bullying and mental health issues experienced by all school students. More >>

Greenpeace & Family First Warn of ‘Chilling Effect’

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 11:55 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that comments made by Greenpeace’s Russell Norman on the deregistration of Family First are correct and when charities from opposite sides of the social divide are sounding the warning, NZ’ers and politicians should be concerned. More >>