Strong Family,
Strong Nation

Family First NZ has quickly become a household name, advocating for families, and speaking common sense on a broad range of family issues in New Zealand. We believe that strong families and strong marriages are the foundation for a strong nation. Therefore we promote families, marriage, and the value of life, based on principles that have benefited New Zealand for generations.
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COVID Vaccine – Making an informed decision

We’re being asked on a regular basis – what’s Family First’s view of the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s some of the important questions …

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Oral Submissions – ‘Conversion Therapy’ & Birth Certificates

Here is a selection of oral submissions recently made to the Select Committee on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill …

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Strong Family,
Strong Nation

Family First NZ has quickly become a household name, advocating for families, and speaking common sense and values on a broad range of family issues in New Zealand. We believe that strong families and strong marriages are the foundation for a strong nation. Therefore we promote families, marriage, and the value of life, based on principles that have benefited New Zealand for generations.
Learn more >

COVID Vaccine – Making an informed decision

We’re being asked on a regular basis – what’s Family First’s view of the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s some of the important questions that we know …

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Family First TV

Watch the latest episodes of Family Matters, our video series where we explore the issues that really matter for kiwi families - parenting, free-speech, marriage, drugs, gender and many more topical issues. There's also ‘Pacifically Correct’, our new series where Nick Tuitasi explores the issues that affect Pasifika.

FAMILY MATTERS: What you need to know about the new euthanasia law

7th November 2021 will be a sad day in New Zealand’s history. It is the …

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Pacifically Correct – Why you should be concerned about the euthanasia bill

Join Nick Tuitasi as he warns the Pasifika community about aspects of the euthanasia law …

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FAMILY MATTERS – Keys to understanding the media

Join the conversation as Brendan Malone and Bob McCoskrie give you 11 keys to understanding …

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Active Intelligence

Our latest channel is Active Intelligence. Join Aaron Ironside as he tackles the issues of the day and brings you, the viewer, to a deeper understanding of both sides of significant social debates.

AI Show Ep28 – Lessons from Home-Schooling in Lockdown

As Auckland continues to experience Level 3 Covid-19 lockdown, parents and children are struggling with …

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AI Show Ep27 – Does NZ need new Surrogacy Laws?

Every year Kiwis travel overseas to have a baby through foreign Surrogacy programs. Many say …

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AI Show Ep26 – How will the End of Life Choice Act change NZ?

Last year 65% of New Zealanders voted to enact the End of Life Choice Act …

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Couple making high-potency cannabis oil blow up their Kāinga Ora house

An Invercargill couple blew up part of their Kāinga Ora house resulting in $46k of damage. The judge did not impose a reparation order because …

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‘Counting Ourselves’ – Advocacy Research Should Be Treated With Caution

Transgender research coming out of the University of Waikato’s Trans Health Research Lab should be treated with the upmost caution because of their conclusions and …

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NZ Vaping Study

NZ study – Rapid rise in teens using vaping with nicotine

The proliferation of vaping products is creating nicotine addiction among kiwi teens, with a new study finding more than a third of high school students …

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Death caused by cocktail of MDMA & alcohol

The inquest into the death of a Hamilton man last summer has found the cause of death to be acute cardiac failure, brought on by …

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Transgender medics warn against puberty blockers and reassignment surgery for teens

Dr Marci Bowers and Dr Erica Anderson warn that children should not be given puberty blockers, which they say could have irreversible consequences. They also …

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UK Study – Marijuana use linked to serious mental illness

A new study finds “highly significant associations between cannabis use and increased risks of developing common and severe mental illnesses.” In fact the results were …

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Latest Research & Key Issues

Oral Submissions – ‘Conversion Therapy’ & Birth Certificates

Here is a selection of oral submissions recently made to the Select Committee on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill and also the proposed changes …

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The ‘Eggsploitation’ of Surrogacy – Our submission to the Law Commission

The Law Commission is currently reviewing surrogacy laws in New Zealand and Family First has just sent in a submission.

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Birth Certificates – Biology or Ideology

The Government is changing the law around birth certificates, which will deem them meaningless, and which will continue its pushing of confusing ‘gender ideology’.

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Banning ‘conversion therapy’ – criminalising parents, carers and counsellors

VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE ON THIS ISSUE    

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Hate Speech Law vs Free Speech

“Free-speech is my right to say what you don’t want to hear” – George Orwell   You can view and download the full Hate Speech …

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Beware of Critical Theory – it’s everywhere

What Is Critical Theory? We’ve prepared this post to explain Critical Theory, and how this is playing out in New Zealand. ** You can also …

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COVID Vaccine – Making an informed decision

We’re being asked on a regular basis – what’s Family First’s view of the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s some of the important questions that we know …

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Key Issues
Facing New Zealand

We believe that strong families are the foundation for a strong nation. There are many issues and events that are destabilising the kiwi family, so we believe these need to be identified and resolved so that our social foundations are strengthened not weakened. Family First is NOT a political party and has no intention to be one. Our role is to be a voice for families in the public domain, and to research and advocate for family and marriage issues. We want to fight for the soul of New Zealand.

Here are some of the core issues facing New Zealand.

Freedom

Freedom comes in many forms – freedom of speech, freedom of religion, political and civil liberties, parental freedom to do what’s best for their family. Family First will work tirelessly to protect these fundamental freedoms in our society. This includes opposing ‘conversion therapy’ bans and overreaching ‘hate speech’ laws.  

Marriage

Family First believes that strong families underpin a strong nation, and that conventional marriage – between a man and woman – is the foundation for a strong family. There is simply no need to re-invent marriage and families. We support the institution of marriage.

Drugs

New Zealand is in the midst of a substance misuse epidemic, along with increased mental illness. It’s unsurprising there is a strong correlation between drug use and mental illness, domestic violence, work absenteeism, and other negative outcomes. Family First advocates against drug liberalisation and normalisation.

Gender

Many young people today are wondering if they were “born in the wrong body”, and activists are pushing an agenda that “you can choose your gender” and that the body should be remade to conform with feelings. The transgender trend spreads a confusing message to all children. 

Pro Life

We believe every human being, even the child in the womb, has the right to life. The unborn child has a fundamental human right and should be legally protected. We also oppose the new euthanasia law. Vulnerable people including the disabled, elderly, depressed can live without it.

Porn

Pornography has a damaging effect on intimacy, love, and respect and can lead to sex role stereotyping, viewing persons as sexual objects, and family breakdown. If we want to tackle sexual violence, we must first investigate the role that pornography plays and the harm that it does to attitudes & actions.

There are many other issues that Family First researches and comments on, including; * prostitution * gambling * screentime * daycare * child abuse * child poverty * imprisonment and law & order * alcohol abuse and the drinking age * importance of mothers and fathers * step-families & family structure * dinner time * and many more…. Check out our Research and Issues page.

Who We Are

In 2006 we formed Family First New Zealand, as a voice in the public domain – to champion strong and stable families, to promote the institution of marriage, and to protect life from conception through to natural death. We believe strong marriages and connected families lead to a strong nation. Sadly the reverse is true also. Family breakdown leads to significant social cost – both to individuals and to society. Family First advocates for families, and speaks common sense and values on a broad range of family issues. Watch our short video message.

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Active Intelligence

Our latest channel is Active Intelligence. Join Aaron Ironside as he tackles the issues of the day and brings you, the viewer, to a deeper understanding of both sides of significant social debates. Active Intelligence is a place where you can find balance not bias. No one will tell you what to think or dismiss. This show has been created to engage people from all points of view to make up their own mind.

Family First Projects and Websites

These are just some of the projects which Family First is behind. A complete list can be found by visiting our ‘Partner Sites’ page.

You can make a difference

Join the grassroots movement to promote marriage, family and the value of life. Your financial support and membership will help Family First to promote these ideas and policies that have a lasting, positive influence on New Zealand society.

Gifts made to Family First NZ still qualify for the Donation Rebate.

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