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Claims on Govt Cannabis Pamphlet Labelled As “Inflated”, “Unrealistic”, “Unachievable” – NZMJ

Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 3 August 2020 The claims on the cannabis referendum pamphlet sent to households by the government have been labelled as ‘inflated’, ‘unrealistic’, and ‘unlikely to be achievable’ in the latest edition of the New Zealand Medical…

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Violence, long hours, and stress: The state of New Zealand’s teaching workforce

Stuff co.nz 3 August 2020 Family First Comment: No surprises and it will get worse as we undermine parents and criminalise them for simply wanting to raise respectful obedient children Teachers are experiencing significant levels of stress, burnout and in-classroom violence,…

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Mary Cannon: Cannabis is harmful for young adults and teens

NZ Herald 3 August 2020 Family First Comment: Superb article pushing back on the narrative that ‘cannabis is less harmful than alcohol’… “Cannabis, on the other hand, is strongly associated with psychotic symptoms and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. In fact,…

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TP+ Election 2020: Cannabis referendum

Join host Alistar Kata and our panel of guests every week as they discuss the upcoming election from the Pasifika perspective. In this year’s election, New Zealanders will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether the recreational use…

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NZ cannabis campaign on a knife edge

7 News 31 July 2020 Family First Comment: Are they getting desperate? “Many [on the Yes campaign] want the country’s most popular politician, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, to join the push to get the measure over the line.” NZ Drug Foundation…

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Roadside drug driver testing Bill introduced

NewsTalk ZB 31 July 2020 Family First Comment: Drug Detection Agency chief executive Kirk Hardy told Mike Hosking it’s difficult to determine the limits of impairment, given some drugs can stay in the human body for several weeks. “If you look…

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