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Divorce is easier than obtaining a driving licence, warns judge

From the Telegraph in the UK Getting a divorce is easier than getting a driving licence, a senior judge said yesterday as he warned family breakdown affects everyone including the Royal Family. Sir Paul Coleridge, a Family Division judge, suggested…

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Playgroups Applauded by Study

From the Sydney Morning Herald PLAYGROUPS are considered the poor cousin to formal childcare, even though about 150,000 Australian children attend them regularly, usually with their mother. After 40 years of operating in parks and church halls, playgroups have undergone…

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Bedtime story awakens controversy

ONE News 13 July 2011 A controversial top-selling book overseas has gone on sale today in New Zealand. Go the F*** to Sleep has been an internet sensation but Family First thinks it’s disgusting and have tried to have it…

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Sentence for Beating Daughter To Death Labelled ‘Offensive’, ’Insulting’

Media Release 14 July 2011 Family First NZ is slamming a sentence handed down to a mother who brutally killed her daughter, labeling it ‘insulting’ and ‘offensive’.  The mother, Norefjell Davis, was found guilty of manslaughter and wilful ill-treatment of…

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Dreaming?

New Zealand’s shameful child abuse rates have hit a “plateau” and will nosedive by 2014, our new Children’s Commissioner says. But Dr Russell Wills conceded figures revealing 25 hospital cases of infants suspected to have been assaulted before their first…

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Coverage of the Forum on the Family

Key and Goff face questions fired by Family First 3 News 08 Jul 2011 Abortion, the drinking age, and euthanasia were top of the agenda at a meeting attended by Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader Phil Goff in…

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Family Groups Gather To Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Media Release 8 July 2011 More than 220 delegates representing more than 85 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland today (Friday) for the sixth annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ.  Speakers include parenting…

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