Month: August 2020

The International Evidence on Cannabis – Facebook Event

Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 11 August 2020 The SayNopeToDope Campaign is hosting a Facebook event this Wednesday (12th) with three international experts on cannabis legalisation. Author, consultant, advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations including Barack Obama, and assistant professor, Kevin…

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Euthanasia referendum: Terminal cancer patient reveals why she’s against legalising assisted dying

NewsHub 10 August 2020 Family First Comment: Thank you Vicki for your powerful and brave voice! “Vicki Walsh was told in June 2011 her brain cancer diagnosis was terminal and she only had 12 to 14 months to live. However, now…

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Cannabis Use In Pregnancy Linked To A Greater Risk Of Autism

Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 11 August 2020 In the largest study of its kind, Ottawa researchers have found that children whose mothers reported using cannabis during pregnancy were at greater risk of autism. According to the study, women who use…

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Greenpeace wins High Court appeal to be recognised as charity

TVNZ One News 10 August 2020 Greenpeace has today won a High Court appeal to be recognised as a charity. It comes after the Charities Registration Board in 2018 declined Greenpeace New Zealand’s application to be registered as a charity.…

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NZ Fertility Rate Is At All-Time Low

Media Release 10 August 2020 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…

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Sex workers disagree over bank’s principled stand

NewsRoom 10 August 2020 Family First Comment: Superb stand from women who know the truth…. “Wahine Toa Rising has written to Kiwibank applauding its initial commitment to support vulnerable women and children by refusing to engage with “the sex trade…

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Expert urges Kiwis to have children

Expert urges Kiwis to have children before falling fertility rate leads to unbalanced population NewsHub 9 August 2020 Family First Comment: Family First has already talked about and researched this, and raised the alarm. See the data…. https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/research/fertility-2019/ “Please have children.”…

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NZMA: Voting ‘no’ in the cannabis referendum

Cannabis referendum: Four experts weigh up the pros and cons of legalising marijuana NewsHub 9 August 2020 Family First Comment: Do we listen to drug advocates who want to normalise all drugs…. or to medical professionals who are health and patient-focused? …

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Vaping law ‘a tepid win’ in halting youth increase

Radio NZ News 8 August 2020 Family First Comment: “This unregulated world of marketing of vape as a lifestyle choice has actually created an image and an appeal that means the marketing methods have worked. The message that comes across is…

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