Month: March 2012

Some refreshing (and non-PC) honesty from UK government!

Marriage is best for raising children, Government says Telegraph (UK) 13 March 2012 Iain Duncan Smith will make the Coalition’s most explicit official statement   in favour of parents marrying and staying together. He will say that children from such homes…

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Lies, Damn Lies and Opinion Polls – Really?

Scoop website has coverage of Family First’s polls on social issues, and questions why they get so much coverage. Perhaps it’s simply because they are contradicting the prevailing view pushed by commentators regarding what NZ’ers think. It seems that the…

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Is there money in marriage?

Stuff.co.nz Business 13 March 2012 Most of the international research suggests that marriage increases the wealth of couples substantially, so that engagement ring might just be the best investment you make. There’s not much local research to go by, but…

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Too many square eyes among kids because of excess tv

Herald Sun 12 March 2012 Square eyes are becoming more common, with the growing number of children needing glasses directly linked to the amount of television they watch. A new report showed more than half of 12 to 15-year-old children…

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Abstinence good for the mind

I blogged yesterday about a study on teaching abstinence – and how it not only increased self-control and protected young people from unwanted pregnancies, STD’s, faulty teaching by Family Planning, Rainbow Youth and other groups, and broken hearts, but it also made young people…

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How NZ’ers View Causes of Child Abuse

Interesting to see NZ’ers starting to acknowledge family structure and support of at-risk families as being key In May 2011, Research New Zealand conducted a poll investigating opinions about the reasons for New Zealand’s high level of child abuse. Research…

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Greens Complete U-Turn on Referenda

Media Release – Updated – 6 March 2012 Family First NZ says that the Greens have made an astonishing U-turn on their treatment of Referenda, and Family First are now looking forward to the Greens changing the law to make…

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