Month: November 2014

The Warehouse & Noel Leeming Praised for Principled Stand

Media Release 24 Nov 2014 Family First NZ is congratulating The Warehouse and Noel Leeming for reinforcing their ‘family-friendly values’ by removing R18 games and DVD’s from its shelves, and is calling on other retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman…

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Pastors opposed to same-sex marriage vow not to participate in any civil ceremonies

Washington Post 20 November 2014 What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religious journal and a growing number of ministers, the answer is not to perform any civil…

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Neuroscientist warns young brains being re-wired by digital technology

ABC News 20 November 2014 The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, a neuroscientist warns. Susan Greenfield of Oxford University said technology was re-wiring…

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Despair after foster children taken

Otago Daily Times 22 November 2014 Two children are pictured with their arms around a couple; bright eyes, beaming smiles. The framed photo is worth more than a thousand words – it is one of the only mementos a Central…

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Just Released – ‘A Voice for Families’

Please take just a couple of minutes to watch our brand new Promo video. It showcases Family First NZ speaking up on family issues in the media and public domain over the past few years – just a small sampling…

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Why family violence will continue to increase in NZ

Here’s a perfect example of everything that is wrong with attempts to stamp out violence. From the Wanganui Chronicle Aubrey Ivan James Wirihana-Curry was at home with the victim and their 6-month-old child on October 27 when an argument began,…

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Children need one parent to stay at home

NZ Herald 20 November 2014 A retired judge says families need more financial support so that one parent can stay at home for the first three years of each child’s life. Graeme MacCormick, a Family Court judge for 16 years…

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iStrain: the negative effect of digital devices

NBC24 18 November 2014 As Apple, Google, and Android unveil their latest lines of digital devices, doctors are worrying about what those devices could be doing to your health. In Perrysburg, optometrist Dr. Michael Recker says more than ever he’s…

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