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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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Pot commercialization tied to self-harm by younger men, study suggests

Scope Stanford Medicine 16 April 2021 Family First Comment: More evidence that NZ made the right decision last year… “States that legalize recreational marijuana use, and …

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FLASHBACK 2007: Debating Cindy Kiro on the anti-smacking law

In 2007 just before the anti-smacking law was rammed through parliament despite significant public opposition – and only passing because John Key ‘whipped’ all National …

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I was the fastest girl. But transgender athletes made it unfair

USA Today February 2020 Family First Comment: I’ve lost four women’s state championship titles, two all-New England awards, and numerous other spots on the podium to …

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Transgender Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health, Academics Belatedly Admit

PJ Media 11 August 2020 Last year, a groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) claimed to prove that transgender surgery improves the mental …

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How Does Porn Affect Teenagers?

John Foubert May 2021 Initial studies show that the adolescent brain is more sensitive to sexually explicit material than adult brains (Brown & Wisco, 2019). …

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Calls for halt on new liquor stores after rising assaults in cities

Radio NZ News 25 May 2021 Family First Comment: How’s that ‘regulation’ and ‘control’ going? Not too good eh. “There’s so much injury that’s happening in …

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Gaping holes in law covering info for donor-conceived people

Stuff co.nz 25 May 2021  From the mid-1970s through 2004, an unknown number of people were created through anonymous donor conception in New Zealand. In …

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Any amount of alcohol can harm the brain, study suggests

Fox News 20 May 2021 Family First Comment: “No safe dose of alcohol for the brain was found. Moderate consumption is associated with more widespread adverse …

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The Government is digging itself deep into trouble over conversion therapy

Peter Lynas is the Director of the Evangelical Alliance. The Government has got itself into a pickle on conversion therapy. It has promised to end …

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Local politicians fuming over Cannabis Act enforcement gaps

Orillia News 28 April 2021 Family First Comment: Not working so well in Canada, is it. “councillors asked the federal agency to consider amending the rules …

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Jacinda’s wedding sends an important societal message

Bob McCoskrie – National Director, Family First NZ In January 2018, Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Clarke Gayford outside their Auckland home to …

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Bernard Moran: How the “Born Alive” rule stymies legal protection of preborn babies

I guess many people wonder why Parliament cannot pass a law recognising a preborn baby as a unique human person. The “Born Alive” rule stands …

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