Research & Issues

The role of Family First is to promote and advance research and policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as foundational to a strong and enduring society. Read our Research Reports and our Summary Papers on key issues.

Research & Issues

The role of Family First is to promote and advance research and policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as foundational to a strong and enduring society. Read our Research Reports and our Summary Papers on key issues.

Research, Surveys & Key Issues

poll cost of living

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.

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 …

Youth Mental Health Report

Youth Mental Health – New Report Uncovers ‘Alarming’ Data

MEDIA RELEASE – 4 September 2022 Family First’s latest report Child and Youth Mental Health: why New Zealand’s young lead the developed world in poor …

Roe-v-Wade-Abortion-Media-Coverage

NZ Media very heavily biased (82%) to pro-abortion narrative

MEDIA RELEASE – An in-depth analysis of the media coverage of the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade and …

Family First v The Government (Charities Registration Board)

Get the full report here… A FULL SUMMARY OF EVENTS Here is a summary of events relating to the deregistration of Family First NZ by …

The ‘Eggsploitation’ of Surrogacy

The Law Commission is currently reviewing surrogacy laws in New Zealand and Family First has just sent in a submission.

MEDIA RELEASE – Significant Media Bias During ‘Conversion Therapy’ Debate

Significant Media Bias During ‘Conversion Therapy’ Debate – Analysis An in-depth analysis of the media coverage of the ‘conversion therapy’ bill which was passed in …

Sex education gets much more extreme

If you as a parent / guardian are already alarmed at the radical gender ideologies & sex education material being recommended by the Ministry of …

Relationships & Sexuality Education – An Analysis for Parents & Caregivers

NEW REPORT:     The Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines (or RSE for short) are a new set of proposals produced by the Ministry of Education and …

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Our Research

Family First is a leading voice on family issues in the media and public domain. Our research is commissioned to educate, promote and advance further research on policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as  foundational to a strong and enduring society. Family First also hosts conferences and brings in international experts; produces and publishes relevant and stimulating material in newspapers, magazines, and other media; and enables families to make submissions to local and central government on issues affecting them. Our goal is to participate in social analysis and debate, and advocate for families regarding public policy and laws. 

Check out our fact sheets summarising the key issues facing New Zealand society.

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