Month: August 2018

Horrible child abuse death in Texas highlights links to marijuana

Parents Opposed to Pot 29 August 2018 Family First Comment: Those who say that marijuana makes people calm misunderstand how cannabis works on their brain. People who advocate for “responsible” use of marijuana need to cut out the delusion and…

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Good Fathers Are Vital For Optimal Child Development – Report

Media Release 31 August 2018 As part of the celebration of Father’s Day this year, Family First NZ has released a unique and important report entitled “Why Fathers Matter”. The report provides a diverse and abundant body of leading research…

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Businesses Run A Mile From TVNZ Porn Show

Media Release 29 August 2018 Almost 30 businesses have boycotted TV2’s “Naked Attraction” after being contacted by families, leaving TVNZ to fill the advertising slots with free promotional material for their own programmes. Many of the companies had their adverts…

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Abortion pills: simple and safe or dangerous and damaging?

CMF Blogs 28 August 2018 Family First Comment: The Ministry of Health in NZ are also pushing medical abortions. “The head of the Royal College of gynaecologists (UK) is on record claiming that having an abortion is no different to…

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School stand-downs for fighting and assault hit 11-year peak

NZ Herald 29 August 2018 Family First Comment: As predicted. Nobody should be surprised by these stats – and they will only get worse as we promote children ‘rights’, undermine the authority of parents, teachers & police, and demonise ‘discipline’.…

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Mind-altering breast milk – New cannabis study

TVNZ One News 27 August 2018 Family First Comment: “The study authors said “it is reasonable to speculate” that exposing infants to THC or cannabidiol “could influence normal brain development,” depending on dose and timing.” Ya think?!? www.SayNopeToDope.nz Marijuana’s main…

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New Research Exposes Background of Violent Offenders

Media Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust 20 August 2018 Family First Comment:  56% of males over 18 who committed a serious violent crime, were raised in homes without a father present. Garth McVicar commented “Andrew Little is saying the Criminal Justice system…

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Alan J. Hawkins and Hal Boyd: How (and Why) Government Should Invest in Marriage

Public Discourse 20 August 2018 Family First Comment: Excellent commentary.. “Divorce doesn’t just end a marriage, it frequently also involuntarily weakens a parent-child relationship—usually with the father—and, over time, can result in the negative effects of little or no connection…

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Damien Grant: Prison does not change you – I know from personal experience

Stuff co.nz 26 August 2018 Family First Comment: Mentions our recent report on imprisonment and family structure… “From the media reports over-representation of Māori in custody was a major focus. There are many reasons given for this. Colonialism. Racism. Poverty.…

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