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.
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Forum on the Family 2021

Not to be missed – The 13th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family will bring together a national network of family-focused organisers, scholars, leaders and individuals who …

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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 >

Forum on the Family 2021

Not to be missed – The 13th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family will bring together a national network of family-focused organisers, scholars, leaders …

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Family First TV

AI Show: Ep 9 – “Is it OK not to Korero?”

McDonalds recently got it in trouble for saying the beef it uses in one of its burgers was “from the Naki”. Whilst most of us …

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FAMILY MATTERS: Why New Zealand needs more babies

New Zealand’s fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.60 births per woman. This is well below the population replacement level …

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Al Show: Ep 7 – “What can we learn from Israel Folau?”

You know the story. Australian rugby league and rugby union footballer Israel Folau was baited into posting a Bible verse online about his beliefs regarding …

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Latest News & Media Releases

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  • News & Stories

How schools’ plea for changes to the free lunch programme fell on deaf ears

NZ Herald 8 June 2021 – Kate MacNamara Family First Comment: This is how socialism and state control works. Do it our way. We’re not interested …

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Former BLM Leader says Organisation Hurts Families

Minnesota Family Council 3 June 2021 Family First Comment: “A year and a half after he founded the Saint Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter, Turner …

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Outrage over children as young as 9 locked up alone for days in mental health hospitals

Stuff co.nz 5 June 2021 – CECILE MEIER Family First Comment: Perhaps the politicians should focus on problems (like excess incarceration of children) that DO exist, …

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MDMA soaring in popularity in New Zealand, making its way into high schools

NewsHub 6 June 2021 Family First Comment: No surprises when some politicians and drug advocates are trying to normalise drug use in general… “ “I think we’re …

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Cannabis has a carbon problem

High Country News 31 May 2021 Family First Comment: Don’t tell the Greens because it would wreck their campaigning, but indoor pot-growing gobbles up huge amounts …

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State broadcaster RNZ does ‘sales pitch’ on polygamy / polyamory

Centrepoint: Neither free nor loving Radio NZ News 31 May 2021 Family First Comment: Our state broadcaster uses the recent TV documentary on Centrepoint to explain …

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Latest Research & Key Issues

Forum on the Family 2021

Not to be missed – The 13th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family will bring together a national network of family-focused organisers, scholars, leaders …

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Family First v The Government (Charities Registration Board)

A FULL SUMMARY OF EVENTS MARCH 2010 The Charities Board undertakes a full audit of Family First and “confirms that the Trust continues to be …

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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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Govt To Criminalise Parents Who Affirm Sons As Boys & Daughters As Girls – Legal Opinion

Media Release 9 February 2021 Family First NZ has released a legal opinion on the proposed law to ban ‘conversion therapy’ which shows that the …

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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 the Ministry of Education and …

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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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You can make a difference

Join the grassroots movement to promote marriages, 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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