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Weekly bullying reported by 42% of students at some schools

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Radio NZ News 15 August 2017 Nearly half the children at some primary schools report being bullied at least once a week, a national survey has found. The Education Ministry’s Wellbeing at School survey found the incidence of weekly bullying…


Dope Use Warrants Both Criminal & Health Approach

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Media Release 17 August 2017 Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk concerns expressed by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, and claims by supporters of marijuana, that hundreds of people are being locked up for petty drug offences…


Little evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

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Reuters 15 August 2017 Family First Comment: Lifting the smoke-screen…. “Between 45 and 85 percent of people seeking medical marijuana in the U.S. do so for pain management, according to the researchers. But when they examined 27 previously published studies…


Grandmother guilty of child abuse murder

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Grandmother Kathleen Cooper found guilty of murdering grandson Stuff 15 August 2017 Family First Comment: How can a grandmother commit this sort of crime?! “Auckland grandmother Kathleen Cooper killed her grandson by throwing him down a hallway.” #drugabuse #familybreakdown…


Gender issues left out of New Zealand’s next census

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Stuff 11 August 2017 Family First Comment: Good decision. Imagine the form. “What gender do you ‘identify’ with?” And then there would be possibly more that 60 options – and even then somebody would say they’ve been left out!…


‘Value Your Vote’ Election Resource Launched

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Media Release 13 Aug 2017 For the fourth successive election, Family First NZ has launched their Value Your Vote resource to inform voters leading up to the September election. “Value Your Vote records how existing MP’s have voted over the…


Why marriage should be between a man and a woman

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Sydney Morning Herald 10 August 2017 Family First Comment: Australia are going to be voting on the redefining of marriage – so some interesting commentary is coming out. Especially this one… (PS: Senator Wong (referred to) is a key supporter…


Marijuana ‘may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health’

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Medical News Today 9 August 2017 Family First Comment: So much for it being a “harmless substance that just makes you feel good and doesn’t harm anyone….” People who use marijuana may be three times more likely to die…


Voluntary euthanasia bill won’t be debated before election

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TVNZ One News 10 August 2017 Family First Comment: Oh dear. How sad. Never mind. We will survive 😊 David Seymour’s voluntary euthanasia bill won’t be debated before parliament is dissolved on August 22. Yesterday was the last member’s…