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    NZ First Promised Anti-Smacking Law Referendum

    Friday, October 20th, 2017

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 October 2017 NZ First Promised Anti-Smacking Law Referendum Family First NZ says that if a referendum is going to be held on legalising dope as requested by the Green party, then NZ First should also be delivering a referendum on the anti-smacking law, based on statements made by leader Winston Peters and […]

    Smacking Law – 10 years on, parents are still flouting the law

    Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

    10 years have gone by since we were fighting the rewording of Section 59. This is what Bob McCoskrie from Family First has to say:   The smacking issue is back in the limelight – partly because of NZ First saying that they want the anti-smacking law repealed – but also because of new research from the University of Auckland showing […]

    Parents Smack Because It’s Effective & Not Abuse

    Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 July 2017 Parents Smack Because It’s Effective & Not Abuse Family First NZ says it is no surprise that the University of Auckland’s Growing up in New Zealand study has found that mothers – and parents in general – are still using smacking, and that research reveals that any forms of correction of children can be problematic, […]

    NZ First Correct To Revisit Smacking Law

    Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 June 2017 NZ First Correct To Revisit Smacking Law Family First NZ is welcoming continued comments by NZ First that they will revisit the highly controversial and hugely unpopular anti-smacking law, but will be clarifying with the party as to whether they will accept the previous referendum on the issue or demand a new […]

    Greens Take Nanny State To A New Level

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    MEDIA RELEASE Greens Take Nanny State To A New Level Family First NZ is labelling the Green’s ‘welcome package’ for newborns policy as wasteful and misdirected. “This policy is taking ‘nanny state’ to a new level but indicates just how much the Greens want to intervene in family life,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of […]

    Smacking Doco Proves Real Harm of Law to Families

    Monday, August 18th, 2014

    MEDIA RELEASE Smacking Doco Proves Real Harm of Law to Families Family First NZ has just released a new documentary on the anti-smacking law “MUM ON A MISSION” featuring the experiences of five more families. This is the sequel to the documentary from 2011 “MY MUMMY’S A CRIMINAL” which was viewed on YouTube over 12,300 […]

    Push For Gender Confusion In Schools

    Monday, August 18th, 2014

    Push For Gender Confusion In Schools Family First NZ is warning schools about an agenda to bring gender confusion in to schools in areas such as changing rooms, sports teams and school uniforms. Auckland University’s Adolescent Health Research Group and Rainbow Youth are recommending to schools that school sports teams allow for gender diversity changing […]

    Family First Muzzled Because of Traditional Marriage Views

    Sunday, May 5th, 2013

    Muzzled! BUT WE’VE NO INTENTION OF GOING QUIET FAMILY FIRST TO BE DE-REGISTERED AS A CHARITABLE ORGANISATION As a valued supporter of Family First NZ, please take a moment to read this urgent Media Release. The Charities Registration Board started investigating our status as a charity in the month following the start of the Same-Sex Marriage debate (August 2012). Although their investigation was supposed […]

    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 […]

    ADHD Drug Use In Kids Cause For Concern

    Sunday, May 20th, 2012

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 May 2012 ADHD Drug Use In Kids Cause For Concern Family First NZ is alarmed at the number of children being prescribed drugs for hyperactivity and says that better diagnosis with second opinions and treatment of underlying problems should be the highest priority. “The prescriptions for ADHD drugs have almost doubled in […]

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