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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. 

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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. 

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Open Letter to Totara Hospice re: End of Life Choice Act

We are writing to express our concern that you will be one of the only hospices in New Zealand offering euthanasia and assisted suicide under …

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Auckland hospice prepares for assisted dying

On TVNZ Q&A over the weekend, they featured the euthanasia issue which comes into law in a week. But rather than speaking to both sides …

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UK – Prayer might not be outlawed under ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban

The newly-launched Let Us Pray campaign, led by The Christian Institute, has urged the Government not to cave into the demands of activists who want …

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Vaping ‘hooks’ teens on nicotine. Funded by Big Tobacco

A product designed to counter the dangers of smoking was instead cleverly marketed at teens and ultimately taken over by Big Tobacco. Juul Labs, Inc. …

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Rise in use of marijuana to treat anxiety and depression. For better or worse?

Marijuana consumption is on the rise, and that includes increased use of medicinal cannabis. The most common use of cannabis is to treat anxiety, depression …

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An Open Letter to Fayzah Mutlib

OPEN LETTER TO FAYZAH MUTLIB   On behalf of families throughout New Zealand, we offer our sincere condolences and prayers following the loss of your …

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US Study – Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years; potentially permanent effects

The evidence continues to mount – more teens are vaping high-potency cannabis that can permanently damage the teenage brain. A new study, published in JAMA …

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Couple making high-potency cannabis oil blow up their Kāinga Ora house

An Invercargill couple blew up part of their Kāinga Ora house resulting in $46k of damage. The judge did not impose a reparation order because …

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‘Counting Ourselves’ – Advocacy Research Should Be Treated With Caution

Transgender research coming out of the University of Waikato’s Trans Health Research Lab should be treated with the upmost caution because of their conclusions and …

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NZ Vaping Study

NZ study – Rapid rise in teens using vaping with nicotine

The proliferation of vaping products is creating nicotine addiction among kiwi teens, with a new study finding more than a third of high school students …

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Death caused by cocktail of MDMA & alcohol

The inquest into the death of a Hamilton man last summer has found the cause of death to be acute cardiac failure, brought on by …

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Transgender medics warn against puberty blockers and reassignment surgery for teens

Dr Marci Bowers and Dr Erica Anderson warn that children should not be given puberty blockers, which they say could have irreversible consequences. They also …

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