Category Archives: News

  • How Jacinda Ardern’s engagement bucks the trend

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    NewsHub 4 May 2019 Family First Comment: “We should be concerned that marriage rates are at an all-time low. The weakening of marriage is one of the most important social issues we are facing.” Congratulations to...

  • Government Should Not Sideline Fathers

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    Media Release 3 May 2019 Family First NZ says that women should have to name the father of their child, and the government is wrong to turn a blind eye to mothers who withhold this...

  • Social Problems Will Worsen As Marriage Rates Decline

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    Media Release 3 May 2019 Family First NZ is warning that the declining marriage rate is a disturbing link to social problems in our society including rates of child abuse, domestic violence, teen crime and...

  • Is polyamory on the rise?

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    Radio NZ News 28 March 2019 Family First Comment: As predicted, the promoting and normalisation of polygamy / polyamory continues. Once you redefine marriage to include any genders, there is no reason to oppose any number...

  • Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

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    Media Release 12 February 2019 For the fourth year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous...

  • Conscience Not Coercion On Same-Sex Marriage – Poll

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    Media Release 11 January 2019  A poll by Curia Market Research has found that six years on from the passing of the same-sex marriage law, there is still strong support for New Zealanders to be...

  • Spike in divorce applications: ‘It’s that New Year’s resolution’

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    TVNZ One News 7 January 2019 Family First Comment:  A sad reality – but at least NZ has a structure in place which means that divorces can’t be done quickly and without due consideration – as...

  • Aussie twins call for law change so they can marry same man

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    NewsHub 24 December 2018 Family First Comment:  Well, why not? Love is love? Marriage ‘equality’?  #AsPredicted  A pair of twins who claim to be the most identical in the world are calling on the Australian Government...

  • Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

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    Media Release 17 December 2018 The Australian government has accepted a recommendation from the  Ruddock review into religious freedom to amend their Charities Act to ensure that groups who say marriage is between a man...

  • Newspoll: Majority Backs Laws to Protect Religions (Aust)

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    The Australian 26 November 2018 Family First Comment:  A clear majority of Australians — including nearly 60 per cent of Labor voters — has backed new laws to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated...

  • Wedding mag closes after refusal to feature same-sex couples

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    Radio NZ News 19 November 2018 Family First Comment: “Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White Magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves. In a farewell post on its website, the magazine’s founders said they...

  • The law must allow BOTH my marriages – ‘polyamorous’ woman (UK)

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    Daily Mail 19 November 2018 Family First Comment:  The marriage equality campaign will HAVE to get behind this. Love. Consent. Equality. Why not?  www.ProtectMarriage.nz A woman is calling for a change of law than allows people...

  • UK bakery’s refusal to bake pro same-sex marriage cake did not discriminate – court

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    NewsHub 11 October 2018 Family First Comment:  Superb decision in the UK  “The court said the situation was more akin to a Christian printing business being required to print leaflets promoting an atheist message.”  #FreeToBelieve  www.ProtectMarriage.nz ...

  • Defending the family declares an authority above the state

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    BRUCE LOGAN – Published in the Dominion Post 12 Sep 2018 We’ve been at war over marriage and family for some time. Are we approaching the last battle? In a High Court judgement against Family...

  • New social justice rights limit long-standing freedoms

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    Stuff co.nz 12 September 2018 Family First Comment: Who’s the boss? God or the state? Family First, in its defence of the natural family, declares that there is an authority above the state. Which is no...

  • MercatorNet – Promoting the natural family is ‘not in the public benefit’

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    MercatorNet 6 September 2018 New Zealand’s foremost family advocacy group, Family First, faces losing its charitable status after a judgement from the High Court finding that its purposes and activities are not predominantly for the...

  • WE’RE APPEALING: Family First Intends To Appeal Deregistration Decision

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    Media Release 3 Sep 2018 The High Court has delivered a judgment which upholds the Charities Board’s decision to de-register Family First as a charity. The High Court has stated at paragraph [74] of its...

  • Alan J. Hawkins and Hal Boyd: How (and Why) Government Should Invest in Marriage

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    Public Discourse 20 August 2018 Family First Comment: Excellent commentary.. “Divorce doesn’t just end a marriage, it frequently also involuntarily weakens a parent-child relationship—usually with the father—and, over time, can result in the negative effects...

  • US baker sues Colorado after refusal to bake cake celebrating gender transition opposed

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    TVNZ One News 16 August 2018 Family First Comment: First it was ‘you MUST accept same-sex marriage.’ Now it’s ‘you MUST accept gender ideology.’ All in the name of tolerance eh “Colorado is on a...

  • New law will protect minors from forced marriage in New Zealand

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    NZ Herald 8 August 2018 A law that gives children more protection against forced marriage is expected to pass with unanimous support in Parliament today. The Marriage (Court Consent to Marriage of Minors) Amendment Bill...