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!

Jury trials ruled out for smacking

This is dangerous for parents. Parents should have a right to choose to be tried by their peers on smacking cases. Juries can apply common sense to the charges and to the law! Jury trials ruled out for smacking NZ…


NZ Herald Editorial Right on Pokies

The NZ Herald Editorial gets it right and agrees with Family First! It’s time the politicians acknowledged the harm of pokie machines and compulsive gambling and at least sent the private members bill to a select committee for further debate…


UPDATE: Amazon Withdraws Pedophile Guide

Media Release 11 November 2010 Family First NZ is welcoming’s action of removing a book entitled “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure – A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct.”  “Since making a call for kiwi families to boycott,…


Rebutting the ‘Political Myths’

We’ve been contacted by many people who have told us that when they have spoken to their local MP about the recent Referendum, respecting democracy and the voice of NZ’ers, and the effect of the anti-smacking law on families, the…


More Parenting ‘Quackery’

Parents Urged To Ditch Time Out Techniques 10 Nov 2010 A punishment-free approach to parenting advocated by a New Zealand couple who discourage the use of time out, yelling, threats and bribery is about to be held up as…


MP’s should at LEAST debate pokie harm

The politicians should AT LEAST send this bill to a select committee. The issue of problem gambling and its harm to families needs to be faced and debated. The government is continuing with their ‘head in the sand’ approach on this…