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    $60k award after baby wrongly seized

    Monday, March 10th, 2014

    SARAH HARVEY Share A judge has awarded $60,000 to the parents of a baby girl wrongly seized by welfare authorities. The young couple, from Dunedin, have told the Sunday Star-Times of their harrowing two-year battle to regain custody of the girl, who was taken by Child, Youth and Family at just 14 weeks because the […]

    Michael Laws accused in child-smacking case

    Sunday, January 19th, 2014

    By Kathryn Powley Laws is a proponent of smacking and its effectiveness. Photo / APN . Police are investigating former Whanganui mayor Michael Laws after an allegation of child assault was made against him. Laws, a former RadioLive talkback host and current Whanganui District Health Board member, was reported to police after allegedly smacking one […]

    Eleventh review of Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007

    Friday, April 19th, 2013

    If Craig was alive he would have much to say about this Media Release. It is very concerning that Mr Burgess says “Due to the low prosecution rate, initial fears that ‘good parents’ would be criminalised continues to be proven wrong,” Mr Burgess is wrong. This law has had a huge impact on families. All […]

    Disturbing Trends in Latest Smacking Report

    Monday, August 27th, 2012

    Disturbing Trends in Latest Smacking Report 23 August 2012 Media Release 24 August 2012 Family First NZ says that the latest review of police activity related to the anti-smacking law shows disturbing trends. “The latest sales pitch on the smacking law by police will be cold comfort to parents. Almost 550 kiwi families have had […]

    Cases Reveal CYF Ignoring Intent of Anti-Smacking Law

    Monday, June 18th, 2012

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 June 2012 Cases Reveal CYF Ignoring Intent of Anti-Smacking Law Family First NZ has released further cases highlighting how the anti-smacking law is being used to criminalise and persecute good parents. “These cases add to the extensive list of cases already listed on the website www.protectgoodparents.org.nz and our documentary “My Mummy’s A […]

    Appeal Court Rescues ‘Honest’ Mum From Smacking Law

    Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 June 2012 Appeal Court Rescues ‘Honest’ Mum From Smacking Law The National government said they would change the law if they saw good parents being criminalized Family First NZ says that a mother had to appeal all the way to the Court of Appeal after voluntarily admitting using a few light smacks […]

    My Mummy’s A Criminal

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

    My Mummy’s A Criminal WWW.PROTECTGOODPARENTS.ORG.NZ – In 2007 the NZ Parliament removed the right of Kiwi parents to use reasonable force to physically discipline their children for the purpose of correction. Despite assurances to the contrary, families have been torn apart, accused of lying and dragged through the courts with disturbing results. These are just […]

    Website Launched to Protect Good Families From Smacking Law

    Saturday, July 16th, 2011

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 July 2011 Website Launched to Protect Good Families From Smacking Law Family First NZ has launched a website to give support to good families who are at risk of police and CYF intervention because of the anti-smacking law. “The politicians entered every family home in 2007 with an attitude of ‘we know […]

    Smacking Law Leads to Miscarriage of Justice

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 October 2010 Smacking Law Leads to Miscarriage of Justice 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 as […]

    CYFS probe traumatises family

    Monday, July 27th, 2009

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10586993 CYFS probe traumatises family 4:00AM Tuesday Jul 28, 2009 By Simon Collins Erik was investigated by Child, Youth and Family Services after he smacked daughter Abigail. Your Views Have you changed your habits since the smacking law? Tell us your stories Send us Your Views Read Your Views Register for Your Views The Smacking […]

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