Month: May 2017

Chch Press Editorial: when is a charity really a lobby group?

Stuff co.nz 20 May 2017 Family First Comment: Well concluded… “Family First’s work does not strictly adhere to a narrow view of Christian activism. Research reports on areas such as childcare, child abuse and child poverty and the impact of…

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TOP’s Dope Policy – Charities As Drug Dealers

Media Release 19 May 2017 Family First NZ is labelling The Opportunity Party’s policy on marijuana as flawed and harmful, especially the suggestion that non-profit charitable trusts can apply to control retail sales of cannabis. “You won’t find a drug…

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Family First To File Appeal Of Charities Board Decision

Media Release 18 May 2017 Family First NZ has instructed its lawyer to file an immediate Notice of Appeal against the Charities Board after receiving notification of the Board’s intention to deregister Family First NZ.   Family First has previously been…

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AUDIO: On The Panel – Radio NZ re charitable status

18 May 2017 The Department of Internal Affairs is maintaining its position that lobby group Family First isn’t a charity. But founder Bob McCoskrie tells us why it is. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/201844172/family-first-not-a-charity https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/0517-Radio-NZ-Panel-charities-registration.mp3

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Teen birth rate in New Zealand half of 2008 figure

NZ Herald 16 May 2017 Family First Comment: Family Planning say that a drop of 33% down to 24% for sexual involvement is a ‘small drop’! Really? Are they worried that youth are ignoring them and are – shock horror…

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SOLOGAMY: The Saddest Trend You’ve Ever Heard Of

Daily Wire 15 May 2017 Family First Comment: We warned that once something is redefined once, there will be no stopping further redefinitions. Unfortunately…. we were right. http://www.protectmarriage.org.nz Apparently, people are now marrying themselves. Well, more specifically, sad, bitter feminists…

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Greenpeace & Family First Warn of ‘Chilling Effect’

Media Release 17 May 2017 Family First NZ says that comments made by Greenpeace’s Russell Norman on the deregistration of Family First are correct and when charities from opposite sides of the social divide are sounding the warning, NZ’ers and…

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AUDIO: Bob McCoskrie on Radio Live with Mark Sainsbury re charitable status

Mark Sainsbury talks with Bob McCoskrie, Family First NZ National Director, on the organization losing their charitable status. http://www.radiolive.co.nz/home/audio/2017/051/audio–family-first-to-lose-charitable-status.html   Mark Sainsbury talks with Geoffrey Claws, a Barrister who specializes in tax and trusts, on tax breaks for charities regarding…

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