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 ongoing attempts by the Charities Board to deregister Family First. If the Charities Board are successful it would be …

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Relationships & Sexuality Education – An Analysis for Parents & Caregivers

NEW REPORT:     The Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines (or RSE for short) are a new set of proposals produced by …

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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 ongoing attempts by the Charities Board to deregister Family First. If the …

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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: Trans sanity breaks out in sports

Sporting codes around the world are starting to wake up to the fact that biology …

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McBLOG: Reverend Drag Queen!?

Would it surprise you if drag queens were now being ordained as ministers in churches? …

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McBLOG: Update on some important legal issues

Here’s a quick update on our two days in the Wellington High Court last week …

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‘Family Matters’ with Bob McCoskrie

FAMILY MATTERS: The importance of storytelling (and why parents need to be alert!)

Samuel Bilton reminds us that we live in a narrative culture, and that stories have …

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FAMILY MATTERS: The new sexual morality & its impact on culture

Bob McCoskrie talks to Canadian scientist, engineer & philosopher Dr Kirk Durston about the work …

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FAMILY MATTERS: Should we be making surrogacy easier in New Zealand?

June 2022: The Law Commission has just released its review of surrogacy laws in New …

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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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Family First v The Government (Charities Registration Board)

A FULL SUMMARY OF EVENTS Here is a summary of events, relating to ongoing attempts by the Charities Board to deregister Family First. If the …

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scotus religious schools ruling

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down law discriminating against religious schools

U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled that excluding faith-based schools from a state’s private school voucher program “violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.” …

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POLL – Strong Support For Porn Site Age-Verification

MEDIA RELEASE – A new poll has found significant support for stricter age verification rules on pornography sites on the Internet to ensure children cannot …

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‘Separation of Church and State’ explained

Unwanted government intervention How important is religious liberty in New Zealand? As we’ve been sharing, The Ministry of Education is threatening to ‘intervene’ into the …

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“We believe we are adhering to all relevant legislation” – Bethlehem College

Another superb response (and pushback) from Bethlehem College 🙏🏻😀 … Read below …

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BRUCE LOGAN: The Tyranny of the Offended

The Ministry of Education wants Tauranga’s Bethlehem Christian College to erase from its statement of belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. …

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Significant Concern Over Cost Of Living – Poll

MEDIA RELEASE 18 June 2022 A new nationwide poll has found significant concern about the cost of living and its effect not only on personal …

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Is the Government mandating ‘state approved’ beliefs at Bethlehem College?

Fuelled by a media feeding-frenzy, The Ministry of Education is threatening to ‘intervene’ into the beliefs of a much-respected Christian school, demanding Bethlehem College  remove …

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School Gender Curriculum Strongly Rejected – Poll

MEDIA RELEASE – 17 June 2022 A new nationwide poll has found significant opposition to gender ideology being taught to primary school students, and majority …

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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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