Author: McBlog

Bob McCoskrie is the National Director of Family First NZ. He is a trained secondary teacher, has a post graduate degree in accounting, was a family community worker in South Auckland for 12 years, and has worked in the media part-time and full-time for 25 years. He is married, 3 children and a Labrador that is fitter than he is!

NEW REPORT: Paediatrician Warns That Medical Pathway For Transgender Children Based On Ideology, Not Science

Media Release 19 October 2018 A new report by an Australian paediatrician is sending a strong warning to New Zealand that allowing children to choose their gender has no scientific evidence in medical literature to support the massive interventions of…

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Labour / Greens Playing Cynical Politics With Cannabis Medicine

Media Release 17 Oct 2018 Family First NZ believes that Labour and Greens are playing cynical politics with the cannabis medicine issue because of the upcoming referendum on recreational dope, and patients who could benefit will be the ones that…

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Family First Maintains Charitable Status During Appeal

Media Release 27 Sep 2018 Family First is welcoming an order made by the Wellington High Court that the Charities Board maintain Family First’s registration as a charity until its appeal against deregistration is heard in the Court of Appeal.…

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WHY WE MUST APPEAL – “Much more than registration is at stake.”

We’ve been inundated with both messages of encouragement and financial support towards our legal fees as we prepare for the next stage of our battle against deregistration by the Charities Board. The High Court judgement has shocked many people. But,…

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Should these political advocacy charities now be worried?

Current registered charities who also do political advocacy: Child Poverty Action Group Amnesty International New Zealand Inc Save Animals From Exploitation (S.A.F.E.) The Vegan Society of Aotearoa ASH New Zealand Incorporated NZ Drug Foundation National Council of Women Rainbow Wellington…

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WE’RE APPEALING: Family First Intends To Appeal Deregistration Decision

Media Release 3 Sep 2018 The High Court has delivered a judgment which upholds the Charities Board’s decision to de-register Family First as a charity. The High Court has stated at paragraph [74] of its judgment that Family First’s “…core…

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Good Fathers Are Vital For Optimal Child Development – Report

Media Release 31 August 2018 As part of the celebration of Father’s Day this year, Family First NZ has released a unique and important report entitled “Why Fathers Matter”. The report provides a diverse and abundant body of leading research…

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“Naked Attraction” Is Financial Disaster For TVNZ

Media Release 11 August 2018 Family First NZ says that Naked Attraction has become a financial disaster for the state broadcaster TVNZ with the most recent episode only able to scrape up two advertisers in a one-hour show. The remaining…

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Birth Certificates To Be Based On Ideology Not Biology

Media Release 11 August 2018 Family First NZ says that politicians will vote on a law change which will further deem birth certificates meaningless. This comes as a result of a decision by the Government and Administration select committee to…

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