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!

VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marijuana

Supporters of decriminalisation would have us believe that cannabis is a gentle, harmless substance that gives users little more than a sense of mellow euphoria and hurts no one else. But the cannabis now in circulation is many times more…

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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Abortion

The good news is that abortions are at the lowest rate since 1990. But some political parties want to ‘decriminalise’ abortion and consequently diminish safeguards that exist for vulnerable women. Decriminalisation will pave the way for late term and partial…

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Half of Kiwis Say Nope To Dope

Media Release 5 Sep 2017 Family First NZ says that the Vote Compass survey run by TVNZ rebuts the spurious and vested interest claims made by NORML and the Drug Foundation that NZ’ers want marijuana laws liberalised. An independent 1…

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Our Message to Australia – The Consequences of Redefining ‘Marriage’

Compiled by Family First New Zealand New Zealand redefined marriage in April of 2013 to allow for same-sex marriages. The first weddings were performed in August of that year. DO IT OR ELSE! – Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Personal Beliefs…

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Do you know the values of the next Prime Minister?

In three weeks, either Bill English or Jacinda Ardern will be the Prime Minister of New Zealand. But do you know where they stand on key family issues such as abortion, euthanasia, marriage, marijuana, gender identity, parental notification? Here’s the…

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National’s Paid Parental Leave Policy Welcomed

Media Release 29 Aug 2017 Family First NZ is welcoming the announcement by National of their policy to extend paid parental leave to 22 weeks with flexibility for paid father leave – but says that parents shouldn’t have to wait…

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Muzzling Of Charities Now Extends To Auckland University

Media Release 29 August 2017 Family First NZ says that the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) disaffiliating the student club Prolife Auckland from the AUSA is a disturbing continuation of attempts by both the State and now tertiary institutions to…

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“Charities Board Should Be Removed From Public Service” – PM

Media Release 23 Aug 2017 Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Bill English at their recent Forum on the Family in July has challenged the basis of the Charities Board’s intent to deregister Family First. In response to…

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Deregistration – This issue is actually far bigger than just Family First

WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE. We haven’t been deregistered just yet! The media have misinterpreted the impact of the decision by the Charities Board to deregister Family First. They were quick to broadcast the news that we have been ‘stripped’ of…

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