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Driver smoked cannabis before killing Oamaru teen

NZ Herald 6 December 2018 Family First Comment: These cases will only increase. Sadly. #SayNopeToDope www.VoteNo.nz The man convicted over the hit-and-run death of an Oamaru teenager in October had smoked cannabis before he got behind the wheel, the Oamaru District…

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Time For Action, Not More Research, On Porn Harm

The latest report from the Censor’s Office on pornography and teens makes disturbing reading but reveals nothing new in terms of what parents and families are already grappling with, and that it is time for action – including legislative support…

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Expert warns of dangers of body dysmorphic disorder

Expert warns of dangers of body dysmorphic disorder as we gear up to look good this summer TVNZ One News 5 December 2018 Family First Comment: An interesting contrast to the way society approaches disorders. “In extreme cases they even do…

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Coroner’s Call To Raise Drinking Age Welcomed

Applauding Coroner David Robinson for his call to raise the drinking age, which echoes previous calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, the Prime Minister’s chief science…

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Drug debts behind rise in tool thefts in Dunedin, police say

Stuff co.nz 4 December 2018 Family First Comment: “Cannabis – and increasingly methamphetamine – were increasingly the driver of such crime, with thieves targeting “big ticket items” to pay off drug debts.” And any legality or soft approach would only worsen…

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Melanie Taylor – Christmas is for kids, not adult agendas

Stuff co.nz 4 December 2018 Family First Comment:  Well said, Melanie.  “..this Christmas year, innocent fun for children is progressively being thrown out the window, and the slippery slope of pushing adult agendas on to children has begun.” OPINION: Christmas Eve –…

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What it will take to die: setting a straight path down the ‘slippery slope’

Stuff co.nz 5 December 2018 Family First Comment: Dr Huhana Hickey, who has multiple sclerosis, is one of many who consider the bill unsafe for the disabled, elderly, and the “easy targets for unscrupulous people”.  #RejectAssistedSuicide  www.Protect.org.nz New Zealand is facing a question…

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Coroner calls for increase of alcohol purchasing age following death of drink-driving teen

Stuff co.nz 5 December 2018 Family First Comment: We lobbied for increasing the age – even released a report with the research evidence – when Parliament last messed this issue up… “There appears to be incontrovertible evidence of a direct link…

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Mental Health Inquiry Will Worsen Mental Health With Soft Approach On Drugs

The Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction has made disturbing recommendations on the legal treatment of drugs which will actually worsen mental health rates. Anybody who has worked with young people especially but also those in the mental health field…

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