Month: June 2011

Juries Protecting Parents From Politicians

Media Release 17 June 2011 Family First NZ says that the anti-smacking law is criminalizing good parents and only the common sense of juries is protecting parents from the actions of politicians.  “A father was acquitted in the Wellington District…

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Doctor’s violence cure: No TV

Finally, somebody has spotted the ‘elephant in the room’. Violent media From the NZ Herald The author of a landmark study of violence against children says the easiest way for parents to do something about it is to turn off violent…

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Divorce rates linked to teen sex

From the Herald Sun (Australia) Women who lose their virginity in their early teens are twice as likely to divorce their partners as those who wait until adulthood. According to a US study, 31 per cent of girls who had…

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The evidence is in – the people have spoken

More calls to raise the drinking age – this time from Garth George, following on from the Kings College Board Chairman, and echoing the calls of all NZ’ers. To summarise: Online NZ Herald poll showing 72% support for their call…

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It’s not just the content that will kill you!

TV Watching Raises Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease June 14, 2011 (Health.com) No one ever claimed that watching TV was healthy, but doctors are only now discovering just how bad it can be. Evidence from a spate of recent studies…

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Too busy – or too scared?

The Government’s alcohol reforms may not pass before the election, with the select committee considering them deciding it needs more time. Alcohol reform is back in the spotlight since King’s College student David Gaynor, 17, died after being ejected from…

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Family First’s Midweek Update – hot off the press (14 June)

1.Offensive Children’s Book Should Be Withdrawn  Family First Media Release 11 June 2011  Family First NZ is calling on bookstores to ban the sale of an offensive book entitled “Go the F*** to Sleep” by Adam Mansbach. “The book features…

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Outrageous Fortune Episode Ruled Irresponsible, Indecent and Bad Taste

Media Release 14 June 2011 Family First is welcoming a decision by the Broadcasting Standards Authority to uphold complaints against Outrageous Fortune and requiring TV3 to broadcast the BSA decision.  “The programme breached standards of responsible programming, good taste and…

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Research misrepresented to ‘sell’ childcare

According to 3 News on the 10 June Preschool has surprisingly enduring benefits lasting well into adulthood, according to one of the biggest, longest follow-up studies of its kind. Better jobs, less drug abuse and fewer arrests are among advantages found…

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It’s not about ethnicity – it’s about family structure

The Sunday Star Times publishes a poll on child abuse A survey showing half of New Zealanders believe the cause of child abuse is ethnically based has left a national expert in the field frustrated but not surprised. Research New…

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