Month: March 2014

Want to reduce poverty? Increase marriage

  The NZ Herald today argues that poverty may be breaking up the nuclear family “Families being split by poverty”.  In fact, the reverse is true. Declining marriage rates and increased welfare have caused poverty. Welfare has made marriage economically…

Share

Parental notification for contraception does not increase teen pregnancy

Communities Digital News 5 March 2014 For decades, pro-choice lobbyists have fought any legislation that puts parents between minors and the so-called reproductive healthcare services sold by chains like Planned Parenthood. One argument was that parental notification laws would cause…

Share

Thumbs down for Len Brown – poll

NZ Herald 20 March 2014 Len Brown will find it tough to be re-elected Mayor of Auckland, according to a new Herald-DigiPoll survey. Only 22.7 per cent of the people questioned in this month’s poll said they would vote for…

Share

A Family Holiday Is Not Truancy

Media Release 19 March 2014 Family First says that special and occasional family holidays during school time should not be viewed as truancy or harmful to children. “Most NZ’ers have always understood truancy as an ‘unauthorised absence’, usually without the…

Share

MP aims to end street prostitution

3News 18 March 2014 New Zealand First MP Asenati Lole-Taylor does not like street prostitution, which is unfortunate because most nights it happens right under her nose. The MP has an office in Papatoetoe’s Hunters Corner – and it’s from…

Share

Labour: Loan shark report a ‘squandered opportunity’

3News 18 March 2014 A select committee looking into a bill addressing unscrupulous money lenders has suggested changes the Government believes will crack down on the practice. However, Labour says the committee’s report does not go far enough and has…

Share

Communities can’t stop binge drinking on their own – Study

Sydney Morning Herald 13 March 2014 Community action and education campaigns fail to curb binge drinking, assaults and serious alcohol-related harm, an Australian-first study has found. Researchers say that without tighter legislation – including restrictions on availability, price and promotion…

Share

Calls for Len Brown to resign

OneNews 16 March 2014 Auckland Mayor Len Brown says he will remain as mayor because the ratepayers want him to be. Speaking on TVNZ’s Q A programme Mr Brown said that most Aucklanders want him to move on from last…

Share

Say no to sex – what a unique approach!!

ACC to take lead in sex education Stuff co.nz 15 March 2014 ACC is stepping boldly into the minefield of sex education, amid claims that schools are failing to teach teens how to say “no”. The national accident insurer received…

Share

ACC’s ‘Say No To Sex’ Message Makes Sense

Media Release 15 March 2014 Family First NZ says that ACC’s proposal to teach healthy relationships and how to say no is a common sense move which flies in the face of the flawed approach of other groups who simply…

Share