Month: May 2012

Weakening Marriage Rates Is Major Social Issue

Media Release 3 May 2012 Family First NZ says that the latest statistics on marriage are a warning bell that we ignore the benefits of marriage at our peril as a society. “Marriage has been impacted over the past decades…

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Classic – Marriage advice from couple married 72 years!!

Telegraph (UK) 1 May 2012 Couple together for 72 years give grandson five tips to surviving marriage. An elderly couple’s advice for their grandson Michael Bender and his new wife Sue on how to have a long and happy marriage…

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Quote of the Week – Goff on Referendums

Regarding the Referendum on asset sales, Phil Goff (who was Opposition Leader at the time of the anti-smacking Referendum) says The possible citizen’s initiated referendum would be non-binding, but Mr Goff says it would be a “display of arrogance” for…

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Parental leave price tag splits public

NZ Herald 2 May 2012 Nearly half of voters agree with the Government’s decision to veto a Labour MP’s bill to increase paid parental leave because of the price tag, according to the latest Herald DigiPoll survey. Views on whether…

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Texting Permission To Get Wasted Labelled Naïve, Flawed

Media Release 2 May 2012 Family First NZ says that the proposed changes to alcohol laws to stop binge and harmful drinking by teenagers are naïve, flawed – and laughable.  “To expect the problem of teenage problem drinking to be…

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Tinkering with a major social issue

Stuff.co.nz 1 May 2012 The Government’s alcohol reform bill – in its final stages before Parliament – has been criticised as ”too timid”. Director of the National Addiction Centre Doug Sellman this afternoon suggested the bill was about to be…

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Time For MP’s To Raise Drinking & Purchase Age

Media Release 1 May 2012 Family First NZ says that both the purchase and the drinking age should be raised to at least 20 in order to protect young people and to save lives.  “The split-age proposal will be confusing…

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