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In a world of ‘fake news’ and not being sure which media outlets you can truly trust, Family First does a daily check on key issues in the media affecting families and summarises them for you – including any necessary fact-check corrections! Our Media Releases have the common theme of promoting strong families, safe communities and the protection of life from conception to death. 

Latest News & Media Releases

In a world of ‘fake news’ and not being sure which media outlets you can truly trust, Family First does a daily check on key issues in the media affecting families and summarises them for you – including any necessary fact-check corrections! Our Media Releases have the common theme of promoting strong families, safe communities and the protection of life from conception to death. 

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Cannabis use falling since Referendum outcome

Great news. Past-year and weekly use of cannabis continues to fall since the public debate on legalisation, according to the latest NZ Health Survey results.

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Caution Over Fertility Rate & Ex-Nuptial Births

Media Release – Family First NZ warns that the declining marriage and fertility rates and increase in ex-nuptial births are setting up a ‘perfect storm’ …

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Cost Of Living Top Concern Of Kiwis – Poll

A new nationwide survey has found the cost of living is by far the most pressing concern of New Zealanders at the moment.

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Speaking into the public square

Why speaking into the ‘Public Square’ is so important

Our democracy desperately needs a vibrant public square in which conservative truths are shared and destructive ideologies challenged.

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Teenage Social Media Influencers

Social media ‘influencers’ – a note to my teenage peers

Olivia Boyd is our teenage guest writer who is very passionate about supporting the pro-life movement and ending human trafficking. Upon completion of her High …

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Father Absence in New Zealand

New Report Measures Father Absence in NZ

Thousands of New Zealand children struggle with having no father in their lives, and a new report from Family First finds little change since 1998 …

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Transgender Transient Phase

Trans kids likely going through a phase, advises NHS

Medical experts at the UK’s National Health Service have now admitted that “most children who think they are transgender are going through a ‘transient phase’ …

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NIDA Drug Use Study

US Study – Marijuana and hallucinogen use by young adults reaches all-time high

The US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently published the results of their annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) panel study. The results are very …

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Cannabis use during pregnancy likely to cause mental health problems in children

Children whose mothers used cannabis during pregnancy may be more likely to develop mental health problems such as ADHD and aggressive behaviour, a new study …

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Belgium – physically healthy 23 yr old woman suffering PTSD is euthanised

Yet another tragic story that highlights the dangers of liberal euthanasia laws (aka “assisted suicide”). A Belgian woman, aged 23, was recently euthanised after being …

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Rapid rise of kiwi children being prescribed puberty blockers

Data released by Pharmac shows exponential growth in the number of kiwi children being prescribed puberty blockers, despite concerns about safety. In fact, New Zealand …

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Why we shouldn’t be pardoning or decriminalising cannabis use in NZ

“Progressives” are forever trying to loosen our laws and ultimately make society more liberal. They want to dismantle the foundations upon which much of western …

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