Month: February 2016

NZ’s Longest Married Couple 2016 – Almost 81 Years

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Media Release 15 February 2016 Family First NZ has announced the winners in the search for NZ’s Longest Married Couple 2016. Auckland couple Jeram and Ganga Ravji will be celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary in two months, and both turn…


Gardasil – Olivia’s long road back to health

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Stuff 14 February 2016 Family First Comment: More justification for concerns about the HPV Vaccine. “Finally she was diagnosed with an autonomic nervous disorder… Research on the internet led her to other girls around the world displaying the same…


Belgian woman euthanised after heartbreak

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Christian Concern 11 February 2016 FAMILY FIRST COMMENT: This is a disturbing but predicted outcome of euthanasia: “The law requires that two doctors and a psychologist evaluate a person’s request for euthanasia. In Belgium, euthanasia on the grounds of ‘unbearable…


Are teenagers a generation of abstainers?

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Stuff 12 February 2016 OPINION: The current generation of teenagers is abstaining from alcohol more than the generation before them. That’s according to numerous studies from the last five years. The Australia-based Centre for Alcohol Policy Research found that…


Bob McCoskrie on TVNZ Breakfast

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Family First NZ National Director Bob McCoskrie discusses the newly released report “Defying Human Nature: An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law”. The report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law has concluded that there is not a single social indicator…


Interviewed by Paul Henry re smacking report

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Family First have released a report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law which states that there is not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that has shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law…


‘We are not tackling the real causes of child abuse’ – report claims anti-smacking law has failed

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TVNZ OneNews 11 February 2016 A new report claims New Zealand’s anti-smacking law has done very little to stem the abuse of children. Family First claim that not a single indicator relating to the abuse of children has improved and…