28 November 2007 – Family Integrity #319 — Good week down south —–Original Message—–
From: Andy Moore [mailto:chch@unityforliberty.net.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 3:53 PM
Subject: Good week down south

Hi Southerners,

We had a good number of volunteers at the Balclutha A&P Show.
Katie took the day – hardly staying at the table at all. She brought in 241 signatures by herself, absolutely blowing us away!
Running from 9:30am til about 4:00pm, we collected 980 signatures – approximately 20%of the 5,000 strong crowd at the Show!

Natalie, our Otago coordinator from the Catlins says…
“Very exciting week for us down here just wonderful to see people climbing on board now. Great to see people are more aware of the petition, very lucky to get lots of exposure over the radio on the lead up to the show . That is due to each and everyone of you all getting out there and spending time with the people. We had some wonderful helpers from Christchurch, Dunedin and Mosgiel at the Show.

A big thank you to each of you, we are truly grateful to have the Moore Family who are out there travelling around New Zealand. Craig thank you for your humour and encouragement.Katie great stuff you have a real gift, keep it up.Thankfully we weren’t placed next to the Greens Tent , like in Christchurch Sue Bradford would have been wrapped that I had lost my vocal capacity. Just great to meet people out there with a team of great people, makes it an enjoyable day. Went to Gore last week great response and will be there next week on Tuesday 4th December, do you want a ride? I told Bill English that he would be seeing a lot more of us down his way.

I am looking for people to help in Invercargill in the next two weeks I can pick up and transport people from Balclutha or you could meet me in the Catlins and we will do the Southern Scenic Route down and make a day of it bring a packed lunch… and togs?

I will be in Blenheim, four weeks in total and I am keen to have some happy face’s come along and give a hand.

Centre City Mall have plenty of free spaces for us to target the Mall next week let me know what day may suit you and I will book it and come up, they have the yummiest fudge there! ( join me and the fudge will be on me ) Let me know by Friday this week please. 03 41 58243. Looking forward to many more fun times with you all.”


Back in Christchurch, a team of three hit the town. Late afternoon, they headed over to the Coca Cola Christmas in the Park concert, and then on Sunday morning they went to Riccarton Market. Bringing in 758 signatures, they did extremely well for such a small team! It does make you think though – how many signatures did we miss out on because we didn’t have enough volunteers at the Concert?

Our strategy for the coming months is really going to be just hitting these events, such as A&P shows and other concerts.

Also, it is important to keep up the weekly tables as these keep a steady flow of signatures flying up to Larry Baldock’s office in Tauranga.

If you can help – or if you know someone who might be able to help, please get back to me. What we are finding more and more, is that there are plenty of people who are happy to sign – we just need the volunteers to bring in these signatures – and it’s so easy! If we don’t get a few more volunteers however, the statistics are not in our favour: we will not make the required number of signatures by the cut off date.

As always, please forward this on to anyone who you think may be interested!

And remember the words of Edmund Burke: “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing”.

Kind Regards,
Andy Moore
phone: 021 1140 751
God Defend New Zealand.

27 November 2007 – Family Integrity #318 — U4L; LAST WEEKS SIG COUNT

—–Original Message—–
From: Craig Hill [mailto:craighill@maxnet.co.nz]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:59 PM
To: Craig

Hi All,

Previous week update, another great week for the cause. A total of 6182 signatures for the week, WELL DONE ALL.

Larry Baldock has requested everyone post in all signatures, so he can get an accurate figure which will help encourage folk to continue collecting. We’ll be posting the official count on the website when we get the next total.

We’ll be sending out a Table Challenge report soon.

The best news that we are hearing of others who have been quietly working away, that means that our recorded total should be on the light side. Also people who are signing the petition seem to be willing to take our cards so they can download the forms themselves for family and friends to sign. Again this will make our recorded total light.

The top three belong to Natalie, who wrote: “Wow what a super week I was in Gore today and had a good response in 2.5 hrs I got 65 signatures and the day before a dear 77 year old got 181!!!”

Catlins 80
Gore 246
Balclutha 980

Howick 320
North Shore 414
Nelson 150
Porirua 100
Christchurch 758
Henderson 600
Hawke’s Bay 498
Rodney 605
Taupo 750
Wellington 34
Papakura 100
Manurewa 240
Tauranga 170
Hamilton 240

weekly total: 6,285

That’s above budget

Many hands make light work, Thank you very much.
Craig Hill

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke 1729-1797)

23 November 2007 – Family Integrity #317 — U4L, upcoming weekend events

—–Original Message—–
From: Craig Hill [mailto:craighill@maxnet.co.nz]
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 8:23 AM
To: Craig
Subject: U4L, upcoming weekend events

Hi All,

Up coming events and news (I apologize for the late notice)


Taupo– Larry Baldock is targeting the Taupo Bike Race, we have heard that this event attracts 20,000. If any volunteers are interested with helping it will be much appreciated. Please contact craighill@maxnet.co.nz for details.

Catlins– Natalie has organized a table at the Balclutha A&P Show this Saturday, and it’s under cover. Any volunteers in the area please contact Natalie by e-mail catlins@unityforliberty.net.nz or craighill@maxnet.co.nz or mob 021746113

Nelson– We have a request from Jan, this is her request-Can anyone help me gather signatures for the petitions at Nelson A&P Show in Richmond this weekend, entry tickets provided. I’m 65 and not much use without support so I hope people can come while the news reports are fresh in their minds.
Yours sincerely,
Please contact me by either e-mailing craighill@maxnet.co.nz or mobile 021746113

Henderson– John is currently organising some tables at the Whanua Day Out run by the Ezekiel 33 Trust. Please contact me by either e-mailing craighill@maxnet.co.nz or mobile 021746113

Rodney- Arna is about to weave some more magic up there, she is looking at the Albany area as well. She can be contacted through rodney@unityforliberty.net.nz

Howick– Targeting a Christmas parade on Saturday at Picton Street, for more details contact me by either e-mailing craighill@maxnet.co.nz or mobile 021746113

The photos from the A&P Show are now on the web site, go and view the lady signing the petition in the Green Party tent, they were not happy. click here


Craig Hill

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke 1729-1797)

22 November 2007 – Family Integrity #316 — CIR Update no 17

—–Original Message—–
From: Larry Baldock [mailto:l.baldock@xtra.co.nz]
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 3:29 PM
To: CIR.Petition@xtra.co.nz
Subject: CIR Update no 17

Hi once again,

We had a massive week last week with Andy Moore and his team collecting a fantastic total of 5610 over the three days at the A & P show. They were ably assisted on Thursday by Craig Hill and on Friday by Bob McCoskrie who flew down from Auckland to help and that was very much appreciated.

The total for the week was over 8,000!

So the new total is now 225,052!

I think what we have learnt from Christchurch is that it is worthwhile getting a table inside these exhibitions if possible and forming a team to make a concentrated effort rather than operating from outside the gates. It is not always possible to get inside, but worth the cost when we do.

I am compiling a list of all the A & P shows occurring around the country before our target date of March 1st to collect the 300,000 signatures we need.

If you want to have a look now and see if there is one near you click on http://www.ras.org.nz/ and you will find the schedules and contact details. The sooner we book a space the better.

Between now and Christmas there will be a number of cities which will have ‘Christmas in the Park’ type events. Do what you can to get a table set up there by contacting the organisers for permission. If it is in a public park ask the Council for permission to be on the side walk just outside where people are walking in. I have found our Council here in Tauranga very helpful with such permission so long as we do not block the path or harass anyone.

This weekend Barbara and I will head to Taupo for the Great Cycle Challenge where there are tens of thousands gathered. If anyone is interested in joining us for a fun day collecting please let me know. (my cell is 021864833)

Then on Dec 1st we have a table at the Fielding A & P show. Volunteers welcome.

All the best as you make plans for the holidays and time with your loved ones and family.

I will send one final update for this year after the Fielding show. Lets all do what we can to make that total as close to 250,000 as we can by then.


22 November 2007 – Family Integrity #315 — A&P Show: thanks guys!

—–Original Message—–
From: Andy
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 12:05 AM
Subject: A&P Show: thanks guys!

Hi guys,

It’s about 4 days since the A&P Show in Christchurch ended. I’m sorry I haven’t sent this update out sooner, but I’ve been on dial-up internet for a week, plus been really busy, so haven’t got round to it until now.

First of all, a huge thanks to our excellent team. I was especially impressed by four young ladies, who hadn’t done this sort of thing before, but they launched themselves into it without any hesitation. Impressed doesn’t do it justice, they had the arguments down to a T, calling out to people who were walking past and also getting out into the crowd with clipboards. You guys know who you are – so thanks heaps for your effort there!

Wednesday: 680 signatures
Thursday: 2,020 signatures
Friday: 2,910 signatures

Total for the A&P Show was 5,610. We smashed the record for all of New Zealand – thanks so much to you guys who made it happen. We went from needing 80,000 signatures to needing about 74,000 in just three days, absolutely spectacular effort!

A big thanks also has to go out to the mums who came along and helped. Five or six mums I think, from all over the south Island – fantastic!

Bob McCoskrie from Family First http;//www.familyfirst.org.nz and Craig Hill from Unity for Liberty http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz both made time to fly down from Auckland and help us out – much appreciated!

Christchurch. I need people for this Saturday (24 November).

This Saturday we plan to collect signatures first in Hagley Park near the pedestrian overbridge into the Botanic Gardens (call 03 357 4599 to let us know if you can help with this), and…
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park is also on on Saturday night. I need a team of volunteers to collect signatures from people as they go into the concert.

These are two great opportunities people, don’t let us down, get in touch with me – come along for even just 2 hours if you can, it all counts!

If you read this far down the email – pat yourself on the back for your non-apathetic attitude. Apathy among Christians and other thinking people is the number one reason why our country is in trouble. If you are active yourself, please try and get those around you to get a rocket under them. If you’re not active yourself… well, please think seriously about this issue – the new anti-smacking law is a direct assult upon Christians, families, Churches, the Bible, you and me.

Auckland. The challenge is there for you. If the team up in Auckland can beat 2,910signatures in one day, there will be a few big boxes of chocolates heading up your way.

Remember. All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke)

See you all again very soon at our next signature gathering event,
http://unityforliberty.net.nz/table-challenge.html has details of campaigns being run throughout New Zealand.

Kind Regards,
Andy Moore
phone: 021 1140 751
God Defend New Zealand

20 November 2007 – Family Integrity #314 — Good news of U4L update

—–Original Message—–
From: Craig Hill [mailto:craighill@maxnet.co.nz]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 8:02 PM
To: Craig
Subject: U4L update

Hi All,

I am considering traveling down to Wellington for the electoral finance march on Wednesday, is there anyone who can help collect signatures at the beginning and end of the march? We had a good response in Auckland and expect the same in Wellington.
Could you please let me know if you are available, looking forward to meeting those from the area. contact craig@unityforliberty.net.nz


ph 021 746 113

Results from last week efforts….

Great week just gone:

Christchurch A&P
numbers Day one 680
Day two 2020
Day three 2910

Wellington 59
Porirua 100
Ellerslie Flower Show 213
Highland Games 280
Auckland March 530
North Shore 310
Manurewa 40

7142 Not bad, best week yet

This is what I enjoy reading….

Manning a table can be quite daunting first time up, Lynne from North Shore felt this. However that all changed quickly, she found the public very encouraging and 310signatures later she was heading home and looking forward to next week, well done.

Dear Craig,
Thank you for encouraging us to take part in collecting signatures for the petitions of Sheryl Savill and Larry Baldock for a Citizens Initiated Referendum.
We had six persons in our team, starting at 11am and finishing at 3pm. We had wonderful weather during the collection of signatures. At least 60% of the people that past us signed one or both petitions. We were situated along side the footpath near the back entrance of the Ellerslie Flowershow in the Manukau Botanical Garden at Manurewa. When we set up the table, we were told by the Traffic Warden at that point that we had to move away from the corner at the entrance to the show, as we would be a hindrance to the traffic flow to and from the show. We obeyed by moving five meters from the corner but leaving a sign on the fence at the corner. People were coming to our table as soon as we were set up. At times cued up during the day to have access to the four boards on the table. Within an half hour The traffic attendant came to us again telling us to move the signs from the fence as the bus drivers had complained about them. We moved the signs from the corner by a few meters, which must have satisfied the traffic Warden because we did not hear from him again. At 1pm I offered him an apple as we had lunch and he had not yet had his lunch. He thanked us for the kind offer but no he would get a free lunch soon. At three pm he permitted us to bring in our car to pick up the table, chairs and signs. He had also signed the petition that afternoon. We have collected 213 signatures for the Sheryl Savill petition and 194 signatures for the Larry Baldock petition. We had only positive comments from those who signed the petitions. We enjoyed the work, thanks for the opportunity.
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke 1729-1797)

16 November 2007 – Family Integrity #312 — Speech made for the rest of us who share some of his values

Be great if we had such leadership as this in NZ.

Prime Minister John Howard – Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia and her Queen at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his Ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to le ave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state, and its laws were made by parliament.

“If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you”, he said on National Television
“I’d be saying to clerics who are teaching there are two laws governing people in Australia : one the Australian law and another Islamic law that is false. If you can’t agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, dem ocracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that’s a better option”, Costello said.

Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should “clear off. Basically people who don’t want to be Australians, and who don’t want, to live by Australian values and understand them, well then, they can basically clear off”, he said.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy gecis monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote:

“IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.”

“However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the ‘politically correct’ crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia”

“However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.”

“This idea of Australia being a multi-cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. And as Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.”

“This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom”

“We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society. Learn the language!”

“Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.”

“We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.”

“If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don’t like “A Fair Go”, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don’t care how you did things where you came from. By all means, keep your culture, but do not force it on others.

“This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,

“If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country that accepted YOU !”

Excerpts from a speeches reported on by George Archibald, 16 September 2007, http://georgearchibald.typepad.com/george_archibald/2007/09/16/index.html

16 November 2007 – Family Integrity #311 — Sweden allows smacking

Greetings all,

This was just published in Sweden. This will not likely help us in NZ, for the anti-smacking law in Sweden is in the Civil Code, the one with no penalties! Social Workers and police there have to decide if the smack that comes to their attention is either clearly an assault under their criminal code or can come under other criminal legislation such as the infamous “disturbing of the peace” law. NZ’s anti-smacking law is in the criminal code, where we will automatically face charges of assault if a smack ever comes to the attention of social workers or police. Things seem to be changing in Sweden since the recent elections that booted out the socialists and voted in a conservative government.


Craig Smith
National Director
Family Integrity
PO Box 9064
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Ph: (06) 357-4399
Fax: (06) 357-4389

Our Home….Our Castle

if Section59 is repealed – or replaced…

Parents ‘allowed to smack children’
Published: 15th November 2007 16:48 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.se/9110/

Swedish parents are allowed to smack their children, as long as they do not hit them too hard, a court in southern Sweden has ruled.

Ystad District Court was ruling in the case of a couple accused of assaulting their daughter. The pair were accused after the girl, 5, told a nurse at a medical check-up that she had been hit.

In subsequent interviews the girl told police:

“When daddy came home from work and was very cross, he hit me on the bottom and it hurt.

“Mummy also hit me on the head, and that hurt,” she added.

The father admitted smacking the girl on the bottom, saying that the physical chastisement was part of her upbringing.

A unanimous court ruled that the father’s smack did not constitute assault – it was not hard enough to be assault, nor was it done with indifference to the pain it would cause.

Hans Hulthén, the lawyer representing the girl, said he was considering appealing the verdict.

“This ruling undoubtedly sends very strange signals,” Hulthén said.

Swedish law is widely interpreted as banning smacking of children, and Sweden is frequently cited internationally as an example of a country with a total ban on corporal punishment.

The 1979 Parenting Act states that children “may not be subjected to corporal chastisement or other demeaning treatment.”

According to Sweden’s Children’s Ombudsman, the preparatory work for the act stipulates that corporal punishment is banned if it causes the child physical injury or pain. This is intended to apply even to a light strike or passing pain, it states.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se/08 656 6518)

16 November 2007 – Family Integrity #310 — U4L table update

—–Original Message—–
From: Craig Hill [mailto:craighill@maxnet.co.nz]
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 8:40 AM
To: Craig
Subject: U4L table update

Hi All,


QUEEN STREET MARCH, All these people will want to sign our petition, we plan to have tables at the beginning with a good man on a megaphone (wrapped in foam, which is now an OSH standard, makes it Labour member thump proof).

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING PLEASE BRING A PETITION BOARD WITH PLENTY OF FORMS and ALSO SOME FLYERS “Go to http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz for petition forms”(written on paper), there is a very good probability that these people will download forms for family and friends.

We also need volunteers for Tables, could you give me an indication please, contact Craig craig@unityforliberty.net.nz Thankyou.


Rodney led the way with the collection of 520 signatures on Saturday with only 8 folk, well done Arna and the team. Porurua ticking away with 70, Pukekohe nabbed 90, Botany 110, Marton 90, Feilding 125, Hawkes Bay 126, Manurewa 150 and there are still others out there. Great work all. “More tables being added this week”.

THE BIG NEWS AT THE A&P SHOW, it’s a must read.

I have just arrived back in Auckland from the Christchurch A&P Show, the experience was out of this world. All hats off for Andy, also met Natalie from Catlins (have the Aucklanders worked out where the Catlins are), she traveled six hours to help, she is a real joy.

Here are the numbers:

Wednesday realized 680 in the wind and hail.
Thursday came in with 2020 signatures, it was amazing.

For those who may not have known, our stand was situated right next to the Green Party Tent, I don’t think they liked us there. But there’s more. On Wednesday when it was cold and windy a lovely lady grabbed a petition board so she could sign, then to give it her full attention she stepped under the tent and out of the weather. Only one problem, she did not realize she had stepped into the “Greens Tent”. They were not impressed at all.

My best wishes to all who have involved themselves to date and thank you very much,

Craig Hill

15 November 2007 – Family Integrity #309 — A&P Show: Day 2

—–Original Message—–
From: Andy
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:57 PM
Subject: A&P Show: Day 2

Hi folks,

Our fantastic team down in Christchurch collected 2,020 signatures today. We’ve broken the record.

I’ll let you know how Friday goes.

All strength to your arm,
Andy Moore
phone: 021 1140 751

15 November 2007 – Family Integrity #308 — Urgent – volunteers needed

—–Original Message—–
From: Craig Hill [mailto:craighill@maxnet.co.nz]
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:23 AM
To: Craig
Subject: Urgent – volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed in Auckland this weekend for the Ellerslie Flower Show and the Electoral Finance Bill March in Queen Street.
We are co-ordinating collecting signatures in these areas and need as many volunteers as possible.

Kill two birds with one stone.
If you are already attending the March in Queen Street please take petition forms (download from here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/petition.html), clipboard and pen, since there will be announcements on the anti-smacking law during the March and those attending will want to sign.
Those helping with the Flower show will need petition forms (download from here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/petition.html), clipboard and pen.
If you’re available to help with either event, please contact Craig craig@unityforliberty.net.nz

Other areas are also needing volunteers and assistance:


Rodney District
Hawkes’s Bay

If you are available in any of these areas, please look up our website http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/table-challenge.html for contact details.

An update on last weekends table collection will be out soon.

Kind regards,

ph 021 746 113

15 November 2007 – Family Integrity #307a — A&P Show: Day 1

—–Original Message—–
From: Andy Moore [mailto:chch@unityforliberty.net.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 10:07 PM
To: chch@unityforliberty.net.nz
Subject: A&P Show: Day 1

Dear volunteers, stake-holders and key people behind the scenes – you know who you are,

Thanks so much for your help, there would be no Citizen’s Initiated Referendum on the damaging new anti-smacking law if it weren’t for you.

We collected 680 signatures today. Torrential rains, occasional hail and chilling wind didn’t help, but despite this our team pulled through.

Volunteers from as far as Invercargill, Auckland and the West Coast arrived to do their bit.

Player of the Day award goes to Natalie from Invercargill. We just couldn’t stop her! Legend!

I’ll let you know how tomorrow goes.

Andy Moore
phone: 021 1140 751

13 November 2007 – Family Integrity #307 — Flash of Insight

Dear Friends,

Let me share with you a recent conversation between a good friend of mine and an acquaintence of his. Reading this exchange caused me to have one of those rare flashes of insight, which I also share with you below.


Craig Smith
National Director
Family Integrity
PO Box 9064
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Ph: (06) 357-4399
Fax: (06) 357-4389

Our Home….Our Castle

if Section59 is repealed – or replaced…

Hi Craig,

Last Friday night we went out to the home of a couple who have three young children.

There were three couples there.

Over dinner we got to talking about s59 and the dilemmas it will throw up for Christians.

The host husband said he thought the whole debate was a storm in a tea cup!

I suggested it wasn’t at all and that Christian parents now faced a real choice of either obeying God and correcting their children, or obeying man and not – a choice in this area I had not had to face and didn’t want my kids to have to face.

The host wife said, that if it came down to having your children taken off you, you would have to obey man…

So there you go. The solution is easy. Obey man.


Gidday R …,

This is the dilemma: and at last I see the flaw in the thinking: that if we obey God, men will — not might — take our children away from us. God is sovereign. He is also The Sovereign Who must — not might — be obeyed. We must obey, regardless of the consequences. I was set to leave NZ so that I could obey without the attendant danger, not the attendant certainty, of the state stealing my children. But the Lord shut that door, so I am staying on here in NZ, not happily I must add, but obediently and also expectantly. I expect the Lord to do great and mighty things, and if He can use me and my family as instruments of Righteousness, praise His Holy Name for such a marvellous privilege! Part of that expectation is of seeing the situation in NZ get far worse than it is now. Honestly, we ain’t seen nothing yet. The enemy from the pit is manipulating the enemies in Parliament who willingly move to the devil’s ideas. There will be much suffering and much damage to many families. We must be circling the wagons and hunkering down for the attacks, I believe, and also preparing for climbing out of the trenches and bomb shelters with our children and grandchildren who we have been training up and discipling in the meantime to take vital roles in the reconstruction of New Zealand once again as a Christian nation.


13 November 2007 – Family Integrity #306 — Don’t Mess with Mom


My son came home from school one day,
With a smirk upon his face.
He decided he was smart enough,
To put me in my place.

“Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
that’s taught by Mr. Wright?
It’s all about the laws today,
The ‘Children’s Bill of Rights.’

It says I need not clean my room,
Don’t have to cut my hair
No one can tell me what to think,
Or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion,
And regardless what you say,
I don’t have to bow my head,
And I sure don’t have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I want,
And pierce my tongue & nose.
I can read & watch just what I like,
Get tattoos from head to toe.

And if you ever spank me,
I’ll charge you with a crime.
I’ll back up all my charges,
With the marks on my behind.

Don’t you ever touch me,
My body’s only for my use,
Not for your hugs and kisses,
that’s just more child abuse.

Don’t preach about your morals,
Like your Mama did to you.
That’s nothing more than mind control,
And it’s illegal too!

Mom, I have these children’s rights,
So you can’t influence me,
Or I’ll call Children’s Services Division,
Better known as C.S.D.”

Of course my first instinct was
To toss him out the door.
But the chance to teach him a lesson
Made me think a little more.

I mulled it over carefully,
I couldn’t let this go.
A smile crept upon my face,
he’s messing with a pro.

Next day I took him shopping
At the local Goodwill Store.
I told him, “Pick out all you want,
there’s shirts & pants galore.

I’ve called and checked with C.S.D.
Who said they didn’t care
If I bought you K-Mart shoes
Instead of those Nike Airs.

I’ve canceled that appointment
To take your driver’s test.
The C.S.D. Is unconcerned
So I’ll decide what’s best.”

I said “No time to stop and eat,
Or pick up stuff to munch.
And tomorrow you can start to learn
To make your own sack lunch.

Just save the raging appetite,
And wait till dinner time.
We’re having liver and onions,
A favorite dish of mine.”

He asked “Can I please rent a movie,
To watch on my VCR?”
“Sorry, but I sold your TV,
For new tires on my car.

I also rented out your room,
You’ll take the couch instead.
The C.S.D. Requires
Just a roof over your head.

Your clothing won’t be trendy now,
I’ll choose what we eat.
That allowance that you used to get,
Will buy me something neat.

I’m selling off your jet ski,
Dirt-bike & roller blades.
Check out the ‘Parents Bill of Rights’,
It’s in effect today!

Hey hot shot, are you crying,
Why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out,
Instead of C.S.D..?”

Send to all people that have teenagers or have already raised teenagers, or have children who will soon be teenagers or those who will be parents someday OR ANYONE WHO’D JUST GET A LAUGH .I love this One!!!
MOM (Mean Old Mother)

Craig Smith
National Director
Family Integrity
PO Box 9064
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Ph: (06) 357-4399
Fax: (06) 357-4389

Our Home….Our Castle

if Section59 is repealed – or replaced…

9 November 2007 – Family Integrity #305 — Family First – Help TV Companies Clean up their act

Dear Friends,

I know some of you already get this straight from Family First, so forgive me for sending it again. This really is important. I mean, we never, ever watch TV. We’re far too busy doing other things to be concerned about TV boycotts, etc., and I decided long ago not to be involved. But this below is clearly only one incident among many, a particularly bad patch along the way down, signalling for all to see what is going to follow. Since our family deals regularly with Vodafone, Genesis Energy and Flight Centre, we cannot sit around and do nothing. This kind of garbage is watched by too many of our neighbours and their kids who then associate with our children. These neighbours go on to become so totally desensitised to this kind of thing, they consider it normal, and so we have the gross dysfunction in schools and public entertainment and advertising and legislation that we see now. It will only get worse.

So get busy boycotting and writing letters. Get your passports up to date, for a flight to Australia may be our only way out of this stuff one day. But better yet, let us join in personal and corporate repentance for having allowed this kind of thing to develop while we were looking the other way, being uninvolved. Let us pray for forgiveness for ourselves, wisdom and stamina to do what is needed to combat this stuff, and the wisdom and courage to develop and follow strategies to create environments wherein we can train up our selves and our children in relative freedom from this stuff and also to train up ourselves and our children to evangelise others to determine to be free from addiction to this stuff personally and to determine to help free New Zealand from this stuff permanently.


Craig Smith
National Director
Family Integrity
PO Box 9064
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Ph: (06) 357-4399
Fax: (06) 357-4389

Our Home….Our Castle

if Section59 is repealed – or replaced…

—–Original Message—–
From: admin@familyfirst.org.nz [mailto:admin@familyfirst.org.nz]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 11:00 PM
To: Craig Smith
Subject: Family First – Help TV Companies Clean up their act

08 Nov 2007
Hi Craig,

It’s time television broadcasters cleaned up their act.
Let’s give them some help!

Please join us in boycotting companies who advertised during the first episode of the pornographic Californication on TV3 last night – just the latest programme on the slippery slide of plummeting tv standards.

Believe me – it was SHOCKING!

Objectionable material included:
* four explicit sex scenes
* one involving violence
* full nudity
* teenage drug use
* constant foul language (‘F’ word 26 times)
* programme littered with explicit sexual talk and innuendo
* talk of beastiality
* inclusion of a very young girl as the lead character’s daughter. This child is exposed to the worst effects of her father’s sexual antics, including asking why her father’s latest bedmate has no hair on her vagina
* the opening scene features the lead character having sex with a nun in a church


Please send them a short, polite note informing them:
* you’re concerned about the increasing amount of objectionable and offensive material on tv, and the effect it’s having on our communities and the safety of our families
* we need their help to ‘clean up’ television
* if they’re concerned about declining standards, increasing sexual crime, pornography (including child pornography), drug and alcohol abuse, offensive language, degrading treatment of women, violence in our communities, they can help bring about change by spending their advertising dollar on postive pro-family programmes!
* until they declare that they are boycotting advertising during this programme, you will boycott their products and go to the competition

You can read the letter that we are sending the companies to inform them of the boycott HERE http://www.familyfirst.org.nz/index.cfm/californication.html

Thank you for speaking up. Let us never be accused of having ‘moral laryngitis’!!

Bob McCoskrie
National Director

Companies who advertised during the programme (and their contacts):

0800 103 400
Email: bmnz@bitc.co.nz

0800 FERRIT (337748)

Genesis Energy
0800 300 400

Burger King
09 477 4300

Finish Dishwashing Liquid
(UK company)

(03) 768-4149

09 272 2700

Pascall (Cadbury)
0800 CADBURY (223 287)

0800 800 021

Flight Centre
0800 227 500

and 2 government departments – bit hard to boycott – but at least tell them your concerns!
Ministry of Economic Development
04 472 0030

NZ Police
Police Commissioner Howard Broad
04 474 9499

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7 November 2007 – Family Integrity #304 — Unity for Liberty: all good news

Forwarded message for your information.

Craig Smith

—–Original Message—–
From: Craig Hill [mailto:craighill@maxnet.co.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:44 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: Unity for Liberty: all good news

Hi All,

It’s been a Great start to the Challenge, and the best news is that it is still building. There is a a lot of information so I am going to as brief as I can.

Firstly, we still would like to see more volunteers. If you have a free Saturday let us know so we can plan ahead. This will make it much easier for our hard working coordinators, remember *2500 people x 10 signatures per Saturday = 100,000* and then we can all have Christmas off.

The web site has been updated with and now has a Photo Gallery with tables from around the country, some good ideas, please click here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/photos.html.

Here’s a testimony from Renton, we’ll be adding him to the gallery when we receive some photos.

Hi Guys,
Got about 80 signatures by myself this morning at a market in 2½ hours. They will be in the mail later.Found the best call to get attention was:”Stop parents being made criminals for correcting their kids. Sign the petitions.”
Had two signs up which could be read at a distance with:

the wording of the two petition questions
the statement: ‘Sign the petitions!’
the statement : ‘Did you know? Parents are now criminals for correcting their kids.’

When a person came to the table I would point to the two questions and say: “Two petitions to sign.”
If they asked what they were about, I would say: “Should a smack be a criminal offence? If you answer ‘no’, then sign.”, and “Should the Government look for the REAL causes of violence in families?”

Not sure of the last Saturday count, the good news is that our petition page is the most popular exit page on the web site. This would indicate that the petition form is being downloaded.

Confirmed results:

Christchurch – 222 signatures in 7 hours – big thanks to our two new volunteers!!!
Howick – 420 signatures
Papakura – 400 signatures
Pukekoe – 170 signatures
Tauranga – 160 signatures
Porirua – 80 signatures
Hawkes Bay – 223 signatures

Remember that this does not include different individuals who I know have been collecting quietly. They are out there.

There’s been a Signature Bomb, A lovely couple from Fielding have registered, they have 500 signatures that they are about to send in(this is over and above Saturdays count). There will be other signature bombs out there.

Our coordinator of the week goes to Natalie from the Catlins, (trivia, how many Aucklander’s know the location of Catlins? Clue- it’s on the other side of the Bombay).
U4L encourages all to get in behind her, she’s a gem and you will enjoy her enthusiasm and has some good ideas. She has not got the population to work with like we have in Auckland, so every 10 signatures it’s probably worth 100 of ours, and she is not deterred.

Upcoming activities:

Rodney: Anna Mountain is back in the country and is about to weave some more of her magic, please click here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/locations/rodney.html.
North Shore: a lot of work is happening behind the scenes, please click here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/locations/northshore.html.
Manurewa: is about to fire, please click here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/locations/manurewa.html.
Pukekohe: locals are taking ownership, good stuff
Waiuku: about to fire as well
Hawkes Bay: venues have been confirmed, please click here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/locations/hawkesbay.html.
Christchurch: the tables are continuing and there are volunteers beginning to put up there hands, remember the table at the A&P Show, please click here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/locations/chch.html.
Catlins: some good ideas here, please click here http://www.unityforliberty.net.nz/locations/catlins.html.

Again all coordinators need volunteers, if you have a spare day it won’t be wasted, it’s for the future of your children.

Thanks, there are some wonderful folk out there.

Craig Hill

Remember, “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke 1729-1797)

6 November 2007 – Family Integrity #303 — a return to caning


African cane tames unruly British pupilsTristan McConnell, Accra
Scores of British school children are being sent away to take their GCSEs in Ghana, exchanging truancy and gang culture for traditional teaching and strong discipline, including the cane. “When I was in London I was bad basically,” said Abena, 16, from Hackney, east London, with braces on her teeth and a swagger in her step.

“I stopped going to school and in my head I was, like, thinking money, money, money.”

Dispatched to Africa, far from the world of gangs, theft and knife crime, she found herself at the Faith Montessori boarding school in Accra, Ghana’s capital, where the fees are £1,200 a year.

Most of the school’s expatriate children spend holidays with relatives or guardians in Ghana, returning to Britain once a year. During term time they live in dormitories 10 to a room.

For the parents it is a chance to save their children from the thuggery that has seen 21 teenagers shot or stabbed to death in London alone this year. Abena and three other British pupils at her school now believe they are receiving a rigorous education that was lacking in Britain.

“When your friends know that you’ve gone to Ghana they know that you’re going to get straightened up,” said Sienam, 17, from Edgware, north London, who has been at school in Accra for three years.

“I used to be really bad,” he said, muttering about gangs and the kind of playground violence that he has put behind him. “When my friends in London see that I’ve changed it wakes them up a little bit. I get respect but in a different way.”

According to Oswald Amoo-Gottfried, the school’s founder and director, the key to the success of pupils such as Sienam is the kind of discipline that has long since fallen out of fashion in Britain. “I believe in caning,” he declared. “I tell the parents: if you don’t want your child punished, then your child doesn’t belong here.”

His school is quiet, the atmosphere studious. The youngest children sit in neat sailor suits; older pupils wear blue shorts and white shirts, while the senior students dress in smart trousers and T-shirts emblazoned with the school badge.

In one classroom 30 pupils are arranged in rows of desks facing their male teacher and the white board. They remain silent until asked a question.

Amoo-Gottfried is a friendly faced disciplinarian who has seen more than 20 London children of African parentage pass through his school in the past five years.

“Children must be taught. You don’t sit down and discuss directions with a child – you tell them where to go,” he said. Children are beaten for misbehaving or failing to do home-work, but not for poor results.

Sienam admitted that he had been caned “many, many times” by his teachers in Ghana. “Any time you do something you know you shouldn’t do or step out of line, you get caned,” he said. The cane “works to some extent”, he conceded.

Isaac, 17, from Norwood, in southeast London, said he became involved in gangs and stealing before his parents sent him to Ghana. After four years at school in Accra he is softly spoken and articulate and hopes to sit international GCSEs at the end of this academic year before returning to Britain for A-levels.

When they first arrive the teen-agers are often “a lot wilder”, said Amoo-Gottfried, but with time and discipline they become “domesticated”. He puts the troubles of the British pupils down to a lack of good role models – a reason many West Indian families cite for sending their children to school back home.

“In London father has run off to work early in the morning, mother the same. So you find the children left to themselves and, as they say, the devil finds work for idle hands. Here they see professional people – lawyers, doctors – whereas in the UK most of the Ghanaians are blue-collar workers.”

The list of consistent A, B and C grades on a results sheet pinned to the notice board is a source of pride and several of Amoo-Gottfried’s former pupils are now at British universities.

Michelle Asante, 23, attended Archbishop Porter girls’ school in Takoradi, Ghana, and went on to complete a sociology degree at Sheffield University before going to drama school.

“The school I was attending in Plumstead [southeast London] wasn’t great and my mum felt I wasn’t being challenged. There was a lot of fighting,” said Asante, who is now an actress. “Education is so important in Ghana – people take it as their only means of escaping poverty. With education you can do anything, no matter how poor you are.”

The pupils at Faith Montessori agree discipline in Africa can be tough but also see their lives changing for the better. Abena and “the London boys”, which includes James, 16, from Edmon-ton Green, north London, also admit that while they are benefiting from a Ghanaian education, they miss home and look forward to going back to A-levels and university.The years of mischief are behind them, Isaac said: “What gets you respect over there is disgrace over here.”

Additional reporting: Sara Hashash

Craig Smith
National Director
Family Integrity
PO Box 9064
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Ph: (06) 357-4399
Fax: (06) 357-4389

Our Home….Our Castle

if Section59 is repealed – or replaced…

1 November 2007 – Family Integrity #302 — U4L: well done Chuck & Tom

Greetings all,

If we all did collect a simple 10 signatures each week, what a difference it would make.

Craig Smith

—–Original Message—–
From: Craig Hill [mailto:craighill@maxnet.co.nz]
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 9:43 AM
To: Craig
Subject: U4L: well done Chuck & Tom

Hi All,

Hope you’re having a fantastic week and enjoying the weather!

Here’s the magic equation again,
2500 people x 10 signatures x 4 Saturdays of November = 100,000 and we’re done.

Now the goal posts have moved closer…

It is now 2498 people x 10 signatures x 4 Saturdays of November

Two wonderful elderly gentlemen took to the streets of Papakura, at their table they collected 90 signatures in just 2 hours.


Where have all the true blue Kiwis gone? There are so few people who are prepared to commit some time to this important issue that it is not funny.

Well done Chuck and Tom, and whats even better is that they are both doing it again.

Chuck and Tom have just shown us all how easy it can be to collect signatures…
…it takes me back to when a young man made a very pertinent comment.


My message to all recipients is

As both Chuck and Tom have discovered there is a HARVEST of signatures out there – and it isn’t hard to get them, we just need the people.


List of tables/door-knocking campaigns:


Northshore http://unityforliberty.net.nz/northshore.html
Howick http://unityforliberty.net.nz/howick.html
Papakura http://unityforliberty.net.nz/papakura.html

Tauranga http://unityforliberty.net.nz/tauranga.html
Hawke’s Bay http://unityforliberty.net.nz/hawkesbay.html
Marton http://unityforliberty.net.nz/marton.html
Wellington http://unityforliberty.net.nz/wellington.html


Christchurch http://unityforliberty.net.nz/chch.html
Catlins http://unityforliberty.net.nz/catlins.html

Please read this Hi from a couple of hard working GEMS
(Salt if the Earth)

Hi from Graeme and Jean
“Marton is holding a market day on 10th November from 9am to 1pm. We have booked a table to collect signatures. If there is anyone in our area please come and give us a hand. We have already collected over 1500 signatures but have not been actively collecting since the bill went through but would like to make another good effort. To contact us please email through craig@unityforliberty.net.nz.”

“All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke

Kindest Regards,

Craig Hill


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