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. 

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. 

Poll on 3 Strikes

MEDIA RELEASE: Only 1 in 6 Oppose ‘Three Strikes’ Law – Poll

A nationwide poll has found that just 16% of New Zealanders oppose bringing back the ‘Three Strikes’ law which was recently repealed by the Labour ...
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rejection of gender ideology in schools

MEDIA RELEASE: Polls shows growing rejection of gender ideology being pushed on to children

A new nationwide poll has found significant opposition to gender ideology overall, but especially in schools and in women's sports. The poll has also found ...
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teaching licence

MEDIA RELEASE (POLL) – Teacher not using preferred pronouns shouldn’t be deregistered

MEDIA RELEASE - A new nationwide poll has found significant opposition to a decision which resulted in a teacher losing his teaching licence for refusing ...
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parents criticize sex education

Central Southland College parents raise concerns about sexual education

Outraged parents of Central Southland College pupils are demanding explanations about why they were not told about the type of sexual education their children were ...
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Value Your Vote - Election 2023

Value Your Vote – Election 2023

Value Your Vote - Election 2023. As you prepare to vote in the upcoming 2023 New Zealand General Election, our Value Your Vote resource will ...
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school violence rise, anti-smacking

NZ schools and teachers dealing with more student violence

According to the NZ Herald and the latest MOE figures on school suspensions due to physical assaults, student violence in schools appears to be on ...
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safe areas,abortion,babies

“Safe areas” around abortion services to be rolled out next month

From August 25, safe areas will be introduced around abortion services. Safe areas will cover up to 150 metres around the premises of an abortion ...
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Censored by Stuff

MEDIA RELEASE: Proof That Newspaper Editors Collaborated To Censor Advert

Proof that newspaper editors united to censor pro-woman advert. Family First wanted to place full-page advertisements in six major daily newspapers on Wednesday 19 July ...
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What is a woman cancelled

MEDIA RELEASE: Major Daily Newspapers Unite To Censor Social Debate

In a disturbing display of media censorship, the major daily newspapers have all banded together to pull the publication of a full page advertisement at ...
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What is a woman what is your mum

MEDIA RELEASE: “What is a woman?” Campaign Launched

A nationwide campaign asking the question “What is a woman?” has been launched today. An accompanying petition calls for ‘woman’ to be defined as ‘an ...
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assisted-dying-laws, mental-health-canada

Canada’s assisted death laws to include new mental provisions in 2024

An expansion of the criteria for medically assisted death comes into force in March 2024 and will allow Canadians like Pauli, aged 47, who battles ...
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Spark Hates Terfs

Spark NZ won’t tolerate TERFs

It's official, Spark and One NZ hate TERFs. Spark NZ and One NZ (previously Vodafone) have engaged with controversial far left trans-activist Shaneel Lal in ...
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deregister charities, trans children, free speech

UK Trans children charity fails in attempt to strip charitable status from LGB Alliance

UK transgender children’s charity Mermaids has lost its attempt to have charitable status stripped from the gay rights organisation LGB Alliance. The ruling prompted ...
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assisted dying, mental health

Patients who request assisted dying are at a higher risk of suicidal thoughts

Patients who request assisted dying are at a higher risk of suicidal thoughts, Dr Cheung told a GP CME audience in Rotorua last month. The ...
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Football and Faith - We meet Josh & Toff from the Manly 7

Football and Faith – We meet Josh & Toff from the ‘Manly 7’

Bob McCoskrie traveled to Sydney and sat down for a chat with Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players Josh Aloiai and Toafofoa Sipley. Both players were ...
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Meet de-transitioner Chloe Cole

Meet “de-transitioner” Chloe Cole

Family First New Zealand’s Bob McCoskrie spoke with Chloe Cole, an 18 year old de-transitioner from California.
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Alcohol restrictions in Alice Springs leads to reduction in domestic violence

Alcohol restrictions in Alice Springs leads to reduction in domestic violence

Incidents of domestic violence and assault have plummeted by more than a third in Alice Springs since alcohol restrictions were put in place earlier this ...
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Prostitution Law Review - Benefits Exaggerated, Shortcomings Ignored, Denied or Hidden (1)

Prostitution Law Review: Benefits Exaggerated, Shortcomings Ignored, Denied or Hidden

As New Zealand marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of prostitution, an in-depth review of the effects of the law change has revealed a ...
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Fertility rates plunge to decade low

UK Study – Fertility rates plunge to decade low with biggest dip in female graduates

Women of all backgrounds had fewer children over the past decade, but a study found the decline was particularly sharp among the well-educated.
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More babies Needed in New Zealand

Luxon Is Correct – We Need More Kiwi Babies

Family First NZ says that National Party leader Christopher Luxon is absolutely correct to sound a warning about the nation’s declining birthrate. New Zealand's fertility ...
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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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Transgender surgery depression study

Study – ‘Gender-Affirming’ Surgery Leaves People Lonelier and Depressed

A study out of The University of Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf confirms that transgender surgeries do not improve mental health making people feel lonelier than those ...
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Bethlehem College Targeted Again

Government still targeting Bethlehem College!

At a time when most New Zealanders believe that the Ministry of Education and Minister Jan Tinetti should be focusing on concerns over educational standards ...
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Rushed Surrogacy Bill Will Do More Harm Than Good

MEDIA RELEASE: Rushed Surrogacy Bill Will Do More Harm Than Good

Family First NZ is rejecting the Government’s urgency on changing the surrogacy laws, saying that its Bill is out of kilter with what the Law ...
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risk of schizophrenia from cannabis

Young men at highest risk of schizophrenia from cannabis

Yet more research showing the negative health outcomes from cannabis use, especially for young men. It is estimated that 30% of cases of schizophrenia among ...
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Drug legalisation creates youth drug crisis in America

Drug legalisation creates youth drug crisis in America

Legalised drug crisis is harming young people far more than most realise says Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM). Kevin ...
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Chalice of poisoned scholarship

A chalice of poisoned scholarship

Right now in New Zealand a totalitarian mentality in thrall to hate speech legislation is looking like the architect of bondage. Hate speech legislation is ...
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Why Mothers Matter 2023

Why Mothers Matter… not just on Mother’s Day, but all year round

Our episode of FAMILY MATTERS on Why Mothers Matter. As we prepare to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday, the role and definition of “mother” is ...
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The Disinformation Project Missing Information

The Disinformation Project’s Missing Information

The Disinformation Project’s Missing Information Do you remember the significant opposition to the treatment of women’s safety campaigner Posie Parker in Albert Park when she ...
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Should we be compelled to use gender neutral pronouns

Should we be compelled to use gender neutral pronouns?

Our government (and many employers) are instructing us to use gender neutral pronouns by default. Should we be subservient to the demands of gender ideology? ...
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NZ leads the world in use of dangerous transgender treatments

NZ leads the world in use of dangerous transgender treatments

Alarmingly, the use of puberty blockers in New Zealand has been increasing rapidly, and our rates of puberty blocker use are already much higher than ...
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Demise of a city that legalised cannabis

Demise of a city that legalised cannabis

If you thought decriminalising cannabis was a good idea, take a look at San Francisco… it’s a mess and has lost its way. The smell ...
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Government forcing Rainbow Youth onto your school board

Is the Government forcing Rainbow Youth onto your school board?

The Government is strongly pushing for schools to accept, adopt and indoctrinate radical and extreme sexuality and gender ideology (as well as critical theory and ...
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Luxon to review easter trading

Why is Christopher Luxon so keen to change our Easter trading laws?

Public holidays are a social good, especially when shops are closed, allowing everyone a well-deserved break from the frenzy of modern life. But National leader ...
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Easter Trading Media Release

Easter Is About Families, Not Trading

Easter Is About Families, Not Trading. Family First NZ is rejecting suggestions by National leader Christopher Luxon to review and likely liberalise Easter trading laws. 
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elderly people using cannabis

US Study: More elderly people using cannabis leads to rapid rise in emergency room visits

With cannabis more readily available in many US states, more elderly people are using cannabis for supposed medicinal benefits - but leading to a rapid ...
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sperm donor fathers 500 children

Netherlands: Sperm donor uses fake names and fathers 500 kids

A prolific sperm donor from the Netherlands who allegedly fathered over 500 children worldwide now faces a lawsuit over the potential increased risk of accidental ...
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NZ Forum on the Family 2023

Forum on the Family 2023

Not to be missed - the 15th annual New Zealand Forum on the Family is bringing together some exceptional international speakers. Friday 30th June at ...
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The Future of our Nation Must Have Strong Families 

The Future of our Nation Must Have Strong Families – by Olivia Boyd

Families are the building blocks of society. Family is where values are taught and reinforced, children are nurtured and raised, and where each person should ...
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transgender clinic

Gender Reassignment – What’s happening to children is morally and medically appalling

In this must-read story, a queer woman worked at a paediatric gender clinic, she says “what’s happening to children is morally and medically appalling.” 
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walt-heyer-detransition

The ‘Sex Change’ I Had 40 Years Ago Was A Scam, Not Medicine

“As I learned through my painful experience, ‘gender affirming treatment’ is medical fraud and malpractice.” Not to be missed, Walt Heyer will be one of ...
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Where are the Women

Where are the Women

It is merely days since the world was promoting International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. Social media was awash with thoughtful tributes honouring ...
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Schizophrenia and Violent Behaviour linked to Cannabis

Schizophrenia and Violent Behaviour linked to Cannabis Use

Ongoing and mounting research links marijuana use with depression, schizophrenia, and even violent aggression. The risk is even greater amount youth, whose brains are still ...
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gender dysphoria and suicide

Gender Dysphoria and Suicide – Where’s the Extraordinary Evidence?

Does gender dysphoria really present a binary choice - gender transition or suicide? This subject is discussed by Partners For Ethical Care (PEC), arguing that ...
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Canada Legalising Cocaine

Canada trials decriminalising cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin

Canada continues sliding down the slippery slope towards legalising all hard drugs. The Canadian province of British Columbia has recently begun a trial decriminalising hard ...
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