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!

The contradictions and dishonesty in Marama Davidson’s abortion activism

Family First Comment: Reprinted from 2014 – but significant in the light of Ms Davidson’s run for the Green’s co-leader position “…the most serious, and tragic of the contradictions in Marama Davidson’s op-ed piece: “I acknowledge that abortion is not…

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How they voted on Green’s grow-your-own-dope-medicine bill

National NO! ALL National MPs – even Chris Bishop and Nikki Kaye!     NZ First NO! ALL NZ First MPs   Labour NO! Peeni Henare, Willie Jackson, Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki, Stuart Nash, Greg O’Connor, Jenny Salesa, Meka Whatiri, Poto Williams…

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Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Up In Smoke

Media Release 31 January 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming the strong defeat of Chloe Swarbrick’s medicinal marijuana bill. “it makes no sense for two bills on the same issue to be considered at the same time. That is a…

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Govt Needs Target For Reducing Child Abuse

Media Release 24 January 2018 Family First NZ is calling on the Government to maintain the Better Public Services target on physical child abuse, even though the previous government had struggled to meet the target. “The government’s priorities in this…

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TVNZ Flooded With Formal Complaints On Naked Attraction

Media Release 22 January 2018 Family First NZ says that TVNZ has received over 500 formal complaints over a programme which is saturated with full front nudity and adult sexually-charged discussions throughout the programme. Advertisers have also requested that their…

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Shock Poll: NZ’ers Want Stricter Limits on Abortion

Media Release 21 January 2018 An independent poll of New Zealanders by Curia Market Research has found significant support for greater time limits on abortion, including from those who generally support abortion. There was surprisingly small support for the current…

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Family Dinners Matter, Making Time Is Harder – Poll

Media Release 3 January 2018 A nationwide poll has found strong support for the importance of families having dinner together on a regular basis, but making that time is much more difficult to do, especially for lower socio-economic families. In…

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Ban Street Prostitution & Residential Brothels – Poll

Media Release 29 December 2017 A nationwide poll has found strong support for banning both street prostitution and residential brothels. In a poll of 1,000 New Zealanders by Curia Market Research and commissioned by Family First NZ, 76% say that…

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Euthanasia’s 1st Reading – How they voted

National NO! Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Maggie Barry, Andrew Bayly, David Bennett, Simon Bridges, Simeon Brown, Gerry Brownlee, David Carter, Judith Collins, Jacqui Dean, Sarah Dowie, Bill English, Chris Finlayson, Paul Goldsmith, Jo Hayes, Steven Joyce, Nuk Korako, Denise Lee, Melissa…

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