Month: March 2011

Sex, violence, foul language – but not food

According to the NZ Herald, Broadcasters have agreed to new voluntary restrictions on advertising to children but the Greens say there is still too much. ThinkTV, a group representing the major free-to-air television broadcasters, has updated its restrictions on when…

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BSA Slams Close Up Porn Promotion

Media Release 23 March 2011 Family First NZ is welcoming a ruling from the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) demanding that TVNZ publicly acknowledge their breach of broadcasting standards for a programme in August 2010 which offended many families with its…

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Childcare Policies Are Failing Children

Media Release 21 March 2011 Family First NZ is welcoming a report from the Children’s Commissioner today highlighting concerns about childcare policies in New Zealand.  “It is timely that it is released in the same month that the government has…

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Good call – safety first

Minister calls for debate on ‘whanau first’ childcare Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is reopening the debate on the “whanau first” childcare policy, questioning if it is “doing well” by abused children. When at risk youngsters can’t live with their…

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