Category Archives: News

  • Married At First Sight NZ will trivialise marriage, church says

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    Stuff co.nz 25 April 2017 Family First Comment: Marriage should not be about ratings, voyeurism, or social experimentation. It’s a significant natural act based on commitment, love and intimacy. Three’s latest reality television import cheapens...

  • Reality Show Cheapens Significance of Marriage

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    Media Release 24 April 2017 In response to the announcement that TV3 are producing a NZ version of “Married At First Sight”, Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ has made the following statement:...

  • Good for Mike Pence wanting to protect his marriage

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    National Review 30 March 2017 Family First Comment: The media and the left are in an uproar because the Vice President made a decision years ago never to place himself in a compromising situation or...

  • In Europe, cohabitation is stable…right?

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    Brookings 27 March 2017 Family First Comment: “It turns out that even in Europe, cohabitation is markedly less stable for children than marriage. Analyzing data from 16 countries across Europe, we find that children born...

  • Sologomy: Woman who helps others self-marry reveal what takes place in the ceremonies

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    The Independent 23 March 2017 Family First Comment: The push continues to distort the true and natural meaning of marriage – “sologamy”, “monogamish”, polyamorous, group marriage, Dominique, who married herself in 2011 and wears a...

  • Why Gay ‘Marriage’ Has Not Cured Gay Loneliness

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    Charisma News 30 February 2017 Family First News: This is a fascinating read… “This feeling of emptiness, it turns out, is not just an American phenomenon. In the Netherlands, where gay marriage has been legal...

  • Job ad: No co-habiting couples need apply

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    Backlash over job ad ruling out de facto couples Stuff co.nz 28 February 2017 Family First Comment: Brilliant! “They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. I...

  • Same-Sex ‘Marriage’: Why did Bill English change his stance?

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    On the day that Prime Minister Bill English was appointed to his new job last year, he announced that he was no longer opposed to same-sex marriage and would “vote differently now”. He had previously...

  • More deeply flawed research on effects of same-sex marriage – again!

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    Media Say Same-Sex Marriage Will Save 134,000 Teens Per Year From Suicide. That’s Not What The Study Says. DailyWire 22 February 2017 Family First Comment: But that doesn’t stop the NZ media from promoting flawed...

  • It’s time for the Church of England to lay down the law on marriage

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    The Telegraph 16 February 2017 Family First Comment: Superb commentary: “People in society expect the Church to believe and teach the Bible. What other authority can the Church have? … The undeniable truth is that...

  • Polygamist’s second wife ‘may get sole-parent benefit’ – ministry

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    NZ Herald 17 February 2017 A Government ministry says a second “wife” in a polygamous marriage may be entitled to a sole-parent benefit. The surprising statement by the Ministry of Social Development has been condemned...

  • Polygamous Marriage: Is Govt Bending The Rules?

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    Media Release 17 February 2017 Family First NZ is concerned that the government may be turning a ‘blind eye’ to polygamous marriages in New Zealand when assessing entitlements to welfare support. The issue has come...

  • Married 82 years and still going strong

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    NZ Herald 14 February 2017 In a world where divorce is common, one Auckland couple is being praised for their efforts to stay together. Jeram Ravji and his wife Ganga Jeram Ravji, originally from India,...

  • NZ’s Longest Married Couple – Possibly the World’s!

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    Media Release 14 February 2017 For the second 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 last year’s...

  • Polygamous families protest bigamy law at Utah Capitol

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    NZ Herald 11 February 2017 Family First Comment: And so the push continues, as predicted…. Holding signs that read, “I love all my moms,” and “If we were gay, we’d be OK,” the group rallied...

  • Is cohabitation the new marriage? Not for kids

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    MercatorNet 9 February 2017 In the United States between 2002 and 2010 births to cohabiting couples jumped from 41 percent of all non-marital births to 58 percent. In France and Sweden one in four adults...

  • Row over refusal to wed gays

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    NZ Herald 3 January 2017 Family First Comment: Apparently it’s ok to refuse to offer your services at a Donald Trump inauguration or event, but not at a same-sex wedding #gofigure #toleranceoftheleft A retired pastor...

  • Do It Or Else! Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Personal Beliefs

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    Media Release 3 February 2017 Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants are having their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their personal...

  • EQUALITY? Dunedin father and daughter sentenced over incest

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    NZ Herald 25 January 2017 Family First Comment: If consenting loving adults means equality and we should be ‘free to love’, then here’s an interesting statement by the judge … “Judge Kevin Phillips said it...

  • Ssshhh – Don’t mention family structure

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    NZ Herald 24 January 2017 | The New Zealand children who are least likely to be abused are those who live with their married biological parents. So says welfare commentator and researcher Lindsay Mitchell in...