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!

“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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“More Extreme, Deviant & Violent” Porn – Health Ministry

Media Release 30 March 2018 The Ministry of Health, in its submission to the Select Committee which is considering a 22,334-written petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography, says that…

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Physical Restraint Rules Remove Common Sense & Safety

Media Release 26 March 2018 Family First NZ says that school staff are wasting hours of valuable time having to complete documentation on the physical restraint of disruptive and unruly students in primary schools. Official documents from the Ministry of…

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Legal Analysis of Smacking Law Raises Serious Concerns

Media Release 12 February 2018 Smacking law fails to balance long term effect on parent-child relationship: Chen Palmer A legal analysis of the 2007 anti-smacking law says that the law is confusing to parents, police and the legal profession; that…

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