Month: February 2019

Disturbing footage: No illegal drugs used, say police

NZ Herald 13 February 2019 Family First Comment: This is why it’s both a legal and a health issue. Going soft on the law sends all the wrong messages to our vulnerable young people. #SayNopeToDope www.VoteNo.nz Police investigated disturbing footage of…

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NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

The latest study on the effects of marijuana prove that New Zealand would be foolish to legalise marijuana in any way, and that the illegality of the drug and other drugs is vital as we fight the devastation its use…

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‘Fixing her before she’s born’ – Unborn baby removed from mother’s womb, operated on then put back in

NewsHub 12 February 2019 Family First Comment: “We were told our little girl had spina bifida. We were offered continuing pregnancy, ending pregnancy or a new option called fetal surgery – fixing her before she’s born. We had to do it.”…

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Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

For the fourth year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous three annual awards may not only be NZ’s longest married…

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Cannabis company Helius Therapeutics removes billboards after complaints

Stuff co.nz 11 February 2019 Family First Comment: “The ASA said it was not socially responsible to imply that all cannabis was “medicine”. It found the billboards breached both the general code and the Therapeutic and Health Advertising Code.” Say yes…

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Cannabis: I wish this referendum had a third option

Stuff co.nz 11 February 2019 Family First Comment: Interesting commentary “As a parent, I am worried about the normalisation of weed – worried that it becomes as common and accepted as seeing a group of workers puffing on cigarettes on the…

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Taxpayer Should Not Fund Sex Change Operations – Poll

Independent polling by Curia Market Research has found strong opposition to taxpayer funding of sex change procedures. In the poll of 1,000 New Zealanders surveyed, respondents were asked “Do you think the taxpayer should fund surgery and hormone treatments for…

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Billboard Campaign Encourages Nope To Dope

A billboard campaign is warning families and encouraging them to think deeply about the possible legalisation of marijuana, and to vote against the proposal in the 2020 referendum. The first billboard has been put up in Christchurch, with further billboards…

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Early childhood centres like ‘kiddie prisons’, teachers say

Stuff co.nz 10 February 2019 Family First Comment:  Ouch! (but sadly the truth for many)…  “I’m a qualified teacher and have left the sector due to bullying and an environment that does not foster best learning for children. I definitely would…

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