Month: December 2016

Nelson City Council sticking with status quo on Easter Trading


Stuff 15 December 2016 Family First Comment: Another good decision Easter Sunday will stay shopping-spree free next year, with Nelson City Council voting to keep stores closed. Nelson City Councillors voted at a meeting on Thursday to retain the…


Family First Signatory To International Marriage Declaration


Media Release 12 Dec 2016 A global movement to preserve and reclaim the definition of marriage has been just launched in Cape Town, South Africa, and Family First NZ who were present at the launch of the Declaration are signatories…


Brain tests at age of 3 can predict child’s future success


Daily Mail 13 December 2016 Family First Comment: Based on the Dunedin longitudinal study, but here’s a key point… In the at-risk group, “77 per cent of children brought up without fathers” This is what our recent report on child…


Promoting Gender Equality? Yeah right!


Wellington ‘free the nipple’ event: Gender equality or open ticket for harassment? Stuff 13 December 2016 Family First Comment: “Exposing yourself and offensive behaviour in public has nothing to do with gender equality.” – Family First A ‘free the…


Men who were sexually abused by women tell their stories

Young Man Sitting on Bed

NZ Herald 13 December 2016 Family First Comment: The inconvenient truth …. “People seem to think being a male victim is not as bad as being a female victim and that if the perpetrator is a female the damage isn’t…


Incoming Prime Minister Bill English U-turns on gay marriage


NZ Herald 12 December 2016 Family First Comment: Wow! How quickly they flip-flop. Even Donald Trump didn’t capitulate like this. “Just seeing the impact it has had for couples and the fact that it doesn’t erode marriage. In some ways,…


Capitulation by English on Marriage ‘Shocking’

Media Release 12 December 2016 Family First NZ is shocked and disappointed by comments by new Prime Minister Bill English that he would now vote for same-sex ‘marriage’. “It is incredible how quickly Mr English has flip-flopped on the issue.…