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!

One in Three Pregnant Teens Keep Abortion A Secret

Media Release 20 June 2018 SELECT COMMITTEE AND ABORTION SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE MISLED PUBLIC Family First NZ says that official statistics now collected on parental notification for teenage abortions show that a third of girls aged under 16 who have an…

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Prison Rates Reflect Weakening Of Family Structure – Report

Media Release 15 June 2018 A new report on imprisonment rates and contributing factors argues that the ‘elephant in the room’ is family structure, and that if the government does not want to keep building more prisons, it needs to…

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Govt Right To Be Nervous About Dope Vote

Media Release 23 May 2018 Family First NZ says that the Government is right to be nervous about the fallout from a referendum on marijuana legalisation for recreational use, and the possible effect on their voter support. “Labour are looking…

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Drug Education – An Opportunity for the Inquiry, Not the Drug Foundation

Miles Stratford – Director, MethSolutions 19 May 2018 The recent furore around the health education programme Massey High School has chosen to focus on, albeit with a targeted group of students, highlights the inadequacy of drug education in schools. Children…

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Bob McCoskrie: Royal Wedding Reminds Us Of Importance Of Marriage

Published 18 May 2018 This weekend, an estimated three billion people worldwide will sit in front of their TV or computer screens as they witness one of the most public weddings since 2011 – the marriage of Prince Harry and…

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“Why Mothers Matter” Report Celebrates Role Of Mothers

Media Release 11 May 2018 As part of the celebration of Mother’s Day this year, Family First NZ has released a report entitled “Why Mothers Matter” which provides a concise but broad and well-documented overview of the distinct way mums…

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Drug Foundation Tips On P Disturbing – For All Ages

Media Release 2 May 2018 Family First says that Drug Foundation advice on methamphetamine use is not only foolish and illegal but is inappropriate at all levels and for all ages – not just school students. They are calling on…

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Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Beliefs Despite Assurances

Media Release 26 April 2018 Family First NZ says that almost 50 marriage celebrant applicants have had their application rejected in just the past 2½ years simply because they do not want to officiate at same-sex weddings due to their personal beliefs or…

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ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

Health of the mother. Health of the unborn child. Legal safety of the mother. Legal status of the unborn child. The Labour-led Government is reviewing the abortion laws. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that abortion should not be covered in…

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