Month: April 2017

Significant Support For Porn Safeguards – Poll

Pornography Inquiry BOY

Media Release 30 April 2017 A nationwide poll has found high levels of concern around the effects of online pornography and its link to sexual violence, and the easy access that young people have to offensive material, and significant support…


Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study

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US News 26 April 2017 Family First Comment: THIS is why we should tread very cautiously around medicinal marijuana. “States with medical marijuana laws also saw an increase in people who can’t stop using pot even though it’s interfering with…


Medicinal Marijuana Laws Leads To Dope Abuse – US Study

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Media Release 27 April 2017 Family First NZ says that a new study on medicinal marijuana in the US should sound a clear warning to our government to continue to take a cautious approach based on extensive research and appropriate…


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…


Married At First Sight NZ will trivialise marriage, church says


Stuff 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”,…


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…


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…


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…