Month: September 2015

PARENT ALERT: Bullying in School Programmes Victim of Sexual Agenda

We want to warn parents about a new sexuality programme which is being pushed under the banner of ‘anti-bullying’. The programme ‘Inside Out’ is funded by the Government, overseen by RainbowYouth, and aimed at children as young as year 7…

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Racy lad mag Zoo Weekly to close; last edition October 12

Stuff co.nz 17 September 2015 Zoo Weekly has become the latest men’s magazine to leave news stands, with publisher Bauer Media on Thursday confirming that poor sales will see its final edition published on October 12. “With tough retail conditions…

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Family Planning: No to parent notification for abortions

Stuff co.nz 17 September 2015 A Taranaki mother’s fight for parents to be told if their daughter is having an abortion isn’t supported by Family Planning. There are fears making it mandatory will breach all confidentiality between a young woman…

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Government to veto paid parental leave bill

NZ Herald 17 September 2015 Paid parental leave is back on Parliament’s agenda – and the Government has been urged not to use a veto to stop legislation that would extend leave to 26 weeks. A Labour Party bill to…

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Family Group Welcomes Demise of ZOO Magazine

Media Release 18 September 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming the demise of ZOO magazine and gives some of the credit to groups in both Australia and here in NZ who spoke up and highlighted the misogynistic and harmful messages…

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Into the River: dishonest reporting and terrible arguments

The Leading Edge 9 September 2015 If you want to be well informed about Ted Dawe’s controversial book Into the River, I wouldn’t recommend relying on the mainstream media coverage about it. Firstly, despite what most media outlets are reporting,…

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Launch of protect.org.nz to Oppose Euthanasia

Media Release 17 Sep 2015 Family First NZ has launched a website dedicated to helping families oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, and to help them make a submission to the inquiry being carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. “Yet another…

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Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD

BBC News 15 September 2015 Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils’ performance, says a global study from the OECD. The think tank says frequent use of computers in schools is more likely to be…

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Govt Undervalues Parenting With Veto Threat

Media Release 17 Sep 2015 Family First NZ is calling on the government to value parenting and the important role of mothers and fathers during the early years of our children and not threaten a veto on the paid parental…

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(Confused) Feminist blogger lays into Family First over call for Zoo mag ban

OneNewsNow 16 September 2015 A prominent feminist blogger has criticised Family First’s stance on backing calls for a ban of the men’s magazine Zoo from Countdown supermarket shelves. Family First thinks the magazine should be removed from the shelves on…

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