Month: April 2017

Police Homicide Report Fails To Identify Risk To Children

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Media Release 26 April 2017 Family First NZ says that a Police report suggesting that almost one in ten homicide victims are killed by their parent or a parent’s live-in partner fails to sufficiently analyse the data to determine the…

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Married At First Sight NZ will trivialise marriage, church says

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Stuff co.nz 25 April 2017 Family First Comment: Marriage should not be about ratings, voyeurism, or social experimentation. It’s a significant natural act based on commitment, love and intimacy.  Three’s latest reality television import cheapens marriages and is “a ratings-driven trivialisation”,…

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Reality Show Cheapens Significance of Marriage

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Media Release 24 April 2017 In response to the announcement that TV3 are producing a NZ version of “Married At First Sight”, Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ has made the following statement: “Marriage is not a ‘social…

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A new life without methamphetamine: Nathan Rakuraku’s story

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NZ Herald 24 April 2017 Family First Comment: No surprises – sadly. Marijuana a gateway drug. That’s why the potency of marijuana has increased so much. Dope dealers know that users will want to get ‘harder’ stuff eventually – but…

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A Tool for Evaluating Your Children’s Screen Time

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Focus on the Family 18 April 2017 Family First Comment: Some good common sense advice here.  We hear a lot about the hazard of excessive screen these days. For ourselves. For our kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics refined its…

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Screentime Health Concerns Being Ignored

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Media Release 20 April 2017 Family First NZ says that a survey which found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012, highlights not only an issue with excessive screentime, but…

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Ask Me First – More AUT students speak up

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More AUT students are contacting us after seeing our AskMeFirst video. “hi im a AUT current female student and i just watched the youtube clip. i agree. I’m moderate to severely autistic and already have a history of severe sexual…

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‘Extreme users’: One in six Kiwi teens online for 6+ hours a day

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NZ Herald 19 April 2017 Family First Comment: “Overall the survey has found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012. The times are almost identical for girls (165 minutes) and…

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