Strong Family,
Strong Nation

Family First NZ has 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.

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Strong Family,
Strong Nation

Family First NZ has 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.

Forum on the Family 2024

Not to be missed - the 16th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family is bringing together some exceptional international speakers. Friday 5th July at ...
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Family First TV

Currently our main shows are McBlog, StraightTalk, PulsePoint and Family Matters, but more shows will be added over time. You can watch them here on the Family First website, and all the main social and digital platforms.

StraightTalk

Here is the latest episode of our StraightTalk live stream – straight to the heart of the matter, no apologies and no compromise. Go to our YouTube channel to watch previous episodes of StraightTalk. Or checkout StraightTalk on Family First TV

McBlog with Bob McCoskrie

Watch Bob McCoskrie’s ‘bite-sized’ McBlog videos, where he discusses the latest issues to do with media, politics, family issues, gender ideology, and important social debates. Expect Bob to pull no punches as he digs into the issues that matter. Watch McBlog on all the main social and digital platforms. 

McBLOG - CASS review - the trans agenda suffers mortal blow

McBLOG – CASS review – the trans agenda suffers mortal blow

The justification for confusing, chemicalising and castrating our children in the name of gender ideology is crumbling before our eyes. A major report out of ...
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McBLOG - The unborn will be voting for Trump

McBLOG: The unborn will be voting for Trump

Former President Donald Trump’s says each state should follow “the will of the people” and pass state-specific laws on abortion. It’s a pretty clear binary ...
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McBLOG - Woman and biology on trial in Australia

McBLOG: ‘Woman’ (and biology) on trial in Australia

There is a landmark case that will determine whether sex or gender identity take precedence in law. Tickle v Giggle. Yes it sounds like a ...
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PulsePoint

Here’s the 5th episode of PulsePoint, our latest Family First programme. As more and more families turn away from mainstream media sites, we want to fill that gap and put the spotlight on the latest news items and research that you need to be aware of – covering politics, family, life issues, faith & religious freedom, both here and overseas. We’ll also check the news that the mainstream media has reported, but which needs to be fact-checked or needs a counter view included to make it more balanced. We’ll cut through the spin and uncover the real issues for families. 

Go to our YouTube channel to watch episodes of PulsePoint. Or checkout Family First TV

‘Family Matters’

with Bob McCoskrie, Clara Fox-Champkins, Samuel Bilton and others.

Family Matters is our in-depth video series where we explore the issues that really matter for kiwi families – parenting, free-speech, marriage, drugs, gender and many more topical issues.

FAMILY MATTERS - The teen mental illness epidemic is international

FAMILY MATTERS: The teen mental illness epidemic is international

It is no secret that the mental health of teenagers and even younger children in New Zealand is deteriorating. The rates of suicide for young ...
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FAMILY MATTERS- Child psychiatrist Dr Jillian Spencer challenges gender ideology

FAMILY MATTERS: Child psychiatrist Dr Jillian Spencer challenges gender ideology

Dr Jillian Spencer is an expert in her field, with over 20 years of experience as a medical practitioner and 10 as a specialist psychiatrist. ...
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FAMILY MATTERS - Do two parents matter more than ever

FAMILY MATTERS: Do two parents matter more than ever?

Brad Wilcox is Professor of Sociology, Director of the National Marriage Project and is a Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. The Institute has ...
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Latest News & Media Releases

Forum 2024 Registrations

Forum on the Family 2024

Not to be missed - the 16th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family is bringing together some exceptional international speakers. Friday 5th July at ...
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Easter Is about family time

MEDIA RELEASE: Easter Is about family time

Family First NZ is rejecting lobbying by both the ACT Party this week and suggestions by National leader Christopher Luxon during the election campaign last ...
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Rogue Hospice Wants To Liberalise Euthanasia Laws

Rogue Hospice Wants To Liberalise Euthanasia Laws To Include Non-Terminal Patients 

Calls from a rogue hospice in South Auckland to remove the 6-month eligibility from our laws, which would then allow for euthanasia for non-terminal patients!
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FORUM 5th July 2024

Announced – Forum on the Family 2024

Not to be missed - the 16th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family is bringing together some exceptional international speakers. Friday 5th July at ...
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Puberty Blockers Should Be Halted In NZ

MEDIA RELEASE: Puberty Blockers Should Be Halted In NZ

Family First NZ is again calling on the government to halt gender affirmative treatment of minors and for a full inquiry into the long term ...
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Experiment on Children Must Be Halted

MEDIA RELEASE: WPATH’s Experiment on Children Must Be Halted

Gender transition treatment is exposed as the wild west of western medicine. Family First NZ is calling on the government to halt gender affirmative treatment ...
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Latest Research & Surveys

Schools Pride Week

There’s no “Pride” in sexualising our children

Schools’ Pride Week Aotearoa for NZ schools being held next week (12th-16th), overseen by the radical and government-funded charity InsideOUT. But there's no "pride" in pushing radical ...
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analysis - media coverage of protest

ANALYSIS – Media Coverage of Parliament Protest 2022

A new report has reviewed the media coverage of the 2022 Parliament Protest, and finds that the media failed in its duty to present the ...
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Family Breakdown Cost

REPORT: The value of family, and the cost of family breakdown

A new report estimates that the fiscal cost to the taxpayer of family breakdown and decreasing marriage rates has been estimated at around $2 billion ...
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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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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.

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