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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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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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Labour & Green MPs are misrepresenting the ‘conversion therapy’ bill

From Bob McCoskrie … Contrary to some of the narrative by supporters of the ‘conversion therapy’ bill – including Labour and Green members of the Select …

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UK Study – Marijuana use linked to serious mental illness

A new study finds “highly significant associations between cannabis use and increased risks of developing common and severe mental illnesses.” In fact the results were …

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Media Release – Treatment for Gender Dysphoria “Polarised”, “Mixed Evidence”

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) have released a position statement on gender dysphoria, and in it they explicitly acknowledge that …

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Year 13 student makes excellent submission, yet he’s unfairly patronised

Blake Williams is a year 13 student. He bravely turned up before the Select Committee, expressing concern about the medical intervention of changing one’s sex, …

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