Category Archives: News

  • 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...

  • Editorial: Marriage is a dirty word?

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    NZ Herald 24 January 2017 Family First Comment: This editor needs to be promoted to editor of the NZ Herald. He actually reads reports with an open mind! Bob McCoskrie will be well used to...

  • Each child conceived within marriage substantially decreases the odds that a couple will divorce

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    Child and Family Blog January 2017 Family First Comment: The reason? “The presence of children conceived within the marriage increases the value of the marriage, more so than the disruptive effect that children are known...

  • Kiwis get divorced at the same rate whether they get hitched in a civil union or church wedding

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    NZ Herald 7 January 2017 Family First Comment: “Civil unions were really just a prelude to the arrival of same-sex marriages in New Zealand in 2013.” Yes – we knew that! Couples are just as...

  • French woman wants to marry a robot as expert predicts sex robots to become preferable to humans

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    NZ Herald 24 December 2016 Family First Comment: Just when you thought it couldn’t get wackier… “The “proud robosexual” said she always loved the voices of robots as a child but realised at 19 she...

  • ‘Husband, wife’ now ‘off limits’ (Australia)

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    The Australian December 2016 Family First Comment: “The guide is one of the ways in which we are addressing and eradicating homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.” Biphobia? What it really shows is that reality and common...

  • Capitulation by English on Marriage ‘Shocking’

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    Media Release 12 December 2016 Family First NZ is shocked and disappointed by comments by new Prime Minister Bill English that he would now vote for same-sex ‘marriage’. “It is incredible how quickly Mr English...

  • Incoming Prime Minister Bill English U-turns on gay marriage

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    NZ Herald 12 December 2016 Family First Comment: Wow! How quickly they flip-flop. Even Donald Trump didn’t capitulate like this. “Just seeing the impact it has had for couples and the fact that it doesn’t...