Month: August 2019

Food for thought on how to feed our kids and fight poverty

Stuff co.nz 31 August 2019 Family First Comment: “…while it is not hard to see the sense in supporting these children and doing something to break the chains of poverty that bind them, neither is it unreasonable to accept the concerns of…

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Vaping should only be used for quitting nicotine – health expert

NewsHub 31 August 2019 Family First Comment: “Whilst there is absolutely a space for choice for our current cohort of people addicted to smoking, I don’t want there to then be a new generation of non-smokers that will become vapers.” There…

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Dads call for more support for fathers to take parental leave

Stuff co.nz 31 August 2019  Kiwi dads are calling for employers and the government to support more fathers to take parental leave. In 2017, about 300 Kiwi men – 1 per cent of those eligible – took paid parental leave, compared with 30,000 women. A…

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“Mounting Body of Evidence” of Sweeping Harms of Marijuana Normalisation on Pregnant Women & Youth

Media Release Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) 30 August 2019 HHS Secretary: “Some state’s laws on marijuana may have changed, but the science has not, and the federal law has not.” (Alexandria, VA) – In the most significant event on marijuana policy…

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Pros and Cons Of “All-Time Low” Fertility Rate – Report

New Zealand’s total fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.71 children per woman in New Zealand, well below population replacement level. “Families: Ever Fewer or No Children, How Worried Should We Be?“ – a new…

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TVNZ Rebuked For Scary Adult Promo During Kids Movie

A decision by the Broadcasting Standards Authority to uphold a complaint that a promo for The Shallows shown during Finding Dory breached the children’s interests standard. Not surprisingly, the BSA said that the promo, which featured sinister and scary shark…

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School census: Teens’ parents firm against marijuana as cannabis referendum looms

NZ Herald 30 August 2019 Family First Comment: More good news…. “Parents of Kiwi teenagers are overwhelmingly against letting them smoke cannabis – or at least that’s what the teens themselves believe.” But also, more teens are against cannabis than for.…

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Workplace drug testers just say no to legalised cannabis

NZ Herald 30 August 2019 Family First Comment: Businesses sound the alarm… “You can’t have drug-impaired people operating processing sites, yet this Government is considering legalising stuff we are testing against. We are strongly anti because we know how it negatively…

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10 Celebrities Who Were Conceived By Rape or Bore a Child Out of Rape

Tinseltown Mom 21 May 2019 Family First Comment: “I believe God put me here for a reason: to inspire people, to encourage them, to give them hope that everything is possible and you can’t let your circumstances define your life.” Valerie…

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Drug-affected driver apologises to crash victims’ families for killing two people

Stuff co.nz 29 August 2019 Family First Comment: “Woolley was found with cannabis and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and drug tests confirmed both substances in his system.” But weed never killed anyone eh. #saynopetodope #VoteNO A man who caused a double fatal crash while…

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