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!

Three Key Issues In The Next Three Years

Bob McCoskrie – Christian Life Magazine November 2017 With the new government now determined as a Labour / NZ First / Greens coalition, there are three key family issues that will be debate, and which we need families to speak…

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State Broadcaster Competes With Porn Sites For Content

Media Release 4 Nov 2017 Family First NZ is writing to the new Minister of Broadcasting Clare Curran asking why the state broadcaster is broadcasting a show saturated with full front nudity and adult sexually-charged discussions throughout the programme and…

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Families Ignored As Politics Trumps Policy On Smacking Law

Media Release 30 Oct 2017 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…

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HaveYourSay.nz Helps Families Contact MPs

Media Release 29 October 2017 Family First NZ has updated and launched their website HaveYourSay.nz designed to put the power back into the hands of families, and to help them be a ‘Political Advisor’ for family issues in NZ. “The…

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Dear NZ First, Remember the anti-smacking law?

26 October 2017 In 2014, NZ First said “NZ First policy is to repeal the anti-smacking law passed by the last parliament despite overwhelming public opposition. Accordingly, we will not enter any coalition or confidence and supply agreement with a…

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Family First Blocks Deregistration By Charities Board

Media Release 26 Sep 2017 Family First NZ has lodged an appeal with the Wellington High Court regarding the Charities Board’s second attempt to deregister the charity. Family First has also successfully applied for an order that the Board be…

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Rights of Christchurch Families Above Rights of Sex Industry

Media Release 26 Sep 2017 Family First NZ is accusing politicians of turning a blind eye to the harmful effects of prostitution to families, and is calling for the rights of families in Christchurch to take precedence over the prostitution…

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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Independent Complaints Authority for Oranga Tamariki (CYF)

Where do families turn when they believe CYF (renamed as Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Vulnerable Children) isn’t performing? It is difficult to understand why the government is so apprehensive about independent accountability for an organisation that can make decisions…

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