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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Family First v The Government (Charities Registration Board)

A FULL SUMMARY OF EVENTS Here is a summary of events relating to the deregistration of Family First NZ by the Charities Board. MARCH 2010 The Charities Board undertakes a full audit …

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Forum on the Family 2022

The 14th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family will bring together a national network of family-focused organisers, scholars, leaders and individuals who are part of a movement for social change to bring New Zealand to a place where families are strengthened, marriage …

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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 >

Family First v The Government (Charities Registration Board)

A FULL SUMMARY OF EVENTS Here is a summary of events relating to the deregistration of Family First NZ by the Charities Board. MARCH 2010 …

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Family First TV

Watch the latest episodes of Bob McCoskrie's 5-min videos, and 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.

McBlog - Bob McCoskrie's latest 5-min videos

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McBLOG: Our new Fact Sheet on gender / sexuality education in schools

We highlight a new Family First resource explaining the gender theory & sexuality curriculum which …

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McBLOG: Our new Fact Sheet on the ‘conversion therapy’ law

We highlight a new Family First resource just released on the new ‘conversion therapy’ law. …

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McBLOG: The Government’s ‘kindness’ to repeat violent criminals (part 2)

The Government along with the Greens and Maori Party have scrapped the Three Strikes Law …

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‘Family Matters’ with Bob McCoskrie

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FAMILY MATTERS: Media shows significant bias in abortion discussion

Clara was the result of a teen pregnancy outside of wedlock. She is very thankful …

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Family Matters consequences of vaccine policies

FAMILY MATTERS: Were there unintended consequences of vaccine policies?

  Vaccine mandates, vaccine passports, lockdowns and the “no jab no job” policy for COVID …

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FAMILY MATTERS: How to respond to THAT question – what IS a woman?

One of the trickiest questions in the world today is “what is a woman?” The …

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‘Pacifically Correct’ with Nick Tuitasi

Pacifically Correct – Advice on how we can prevent unnecessary hospital stays

Nick interviews Physiotherapist Tylah Ikinofo-Bovaird for tips on how to keep our Pacific people from …

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Pacifically Correct – An example of ‘Three Strikes Law’ working

Three controversial New Zealand laws intersected during this incident when Williams tries to murder his …

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Misinformation, disinformation, and now malinformation. But only one Truth matters

Pacifically Correct – Misinformation, disinformation, and now malinformation. But only one Truth matters

Nick shares a Pasifika beginner’s guide to ídentifying the difference between, Misinformation, Disinformation and Malinformation. …

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‘Disturbing’: Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws

This is why we opposed legalising assisted suicide. Vulnerable people can live without it. But when it’s an option on the table (as it now …

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European doctors, academics and lawyers voice alarm on gender transition and self-ID

European doctors, academics and lawyers have published a series of open letters and articles voicing alarm on gender transition and self-identification. Gender ideology is being …

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Thailand: Doctors want immediate suspension of cannabis decriminalisation

This year Thailand became the first country in Asia to legalise growing and consumption of cannabis in food and drink. Immediately businesses began openly marketing …

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Call For Surrogacy Bill To Be Withdrawn & Reconsidered

MEDIA RELEASE – 10 August 2022 Family First NZ is calling for the Improving Arrangements for Surrogacy Bill currently being considered by the Health Select …

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NZ Media very heavily biased (82%) to pro-abortion narrative

MEDIA RELEASE – An in-depth analysis of the media coverage of the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade and …

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Sex Education- normalising pornography for young people?

In recent years, there has been a shift in how sex education is taught. What some might have labelled as pornographic a decade or two …

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Treatment for Trans Children Should Be Reviewed

Family First is calling on the New Zealand government to pause the use of puberty blockers for teenagers while further research is undertaken, a sentiment …

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FDA Puts Warning on Puberty Blockers

In a significant development, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning label about the risk of puberty blockers after six minors …

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Study: Highly potent weed creating marijuana addicts worldwide

Cannabis use worldwide is increasing while the cannabis on the market is getting stronger in terms of its THC content. Of real concern, fewer young …

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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.

Family & 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 in New Zealand. We advocate for families and support the institution of marriage.

Freedom &
Rights

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.  

Drugs &
Alcohol

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 into 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. This transgender trend conveys a confusing message to all children. We believe children should be allowed to grow without needing to question the sex they were born as.

Pro Life

We are anti-abortion, but we also love both the mother and her unborn child. 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. A 2019 poll found strong support for the unborn child having human rights and being legally protected once a heartbeat is detected, and only a small minority thinking that life doesn’t begin until the child is born.

End of Life

Euthanasia and assisted suicide put many of us in danger.
Nothing in the new End of Life Choice Act guarantees the protection required for
vulnerable people, including the disabled, elderly, depressed
or anxious, and those who feel themselves to be a burden or
who are under financial pressure. The international evidence backs up these concerns

Schooling & Education

There can be no more important an issue than what is being taught to our children at schools. As our numeracy and literacy standards decline, we’re deeply concerned with increased teaching of highly controversial topics and ideologies such as gender theory and critical race theory. Many parents are simply unaware of what their children are being taught. This should be concerning to all parents and caregivers.

Media &
Content

The proliferation of the internet and digital technology have improved access to information. The media plays an important role, and is supposed to inform and educate people. But often the media are no longer reporting on the key issues, instead they’re promoting a certain opinion or ideology. The media is also supposed to be a watchdog, but maybe we need to be a watchdog on them. 

Porn &
Sex

Pornography has a damaging effect on intimacy, love, and respect. Porn 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. Porn is especially harmful to children and teens, who can easily view disturbing material online.

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

It’s 2022, and that means it’s our 16th Birthday! 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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McBlog Video Series

As part of his McBlog channel, Bob McCoskrie has launched a new series of ‘bite-sized’ videos where he discusses the latest issues to do with media, politics, research, family issues, and important social debates. Expect Bob to pull no punches as he digs into the issues that matter.

Stay tuned as Bob will be releasing several episodes each week across all platforms – social media, youtube and both bobmccoskrie.com and familyfirst.org.nz

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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