Category Archives: Media Releases

  • At Least Australians Get A Say on Marriage

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    Media Release 16 October 2017 Family First NZ, an advocacy group in New Zealand which led the opposition to redefining marriage, says that the kiwi politicians are wrong when they try to argue that there...

  • PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

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    Media Release 22 September 2017 Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues to the Australian media that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined...

  • VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage

    The redefinition of marriage has been one of the most significant political issues of our time. A politician’s position on this issue exposes his or her worldview and gives a clear indication of how he...

  • Our Message to Australia – The Consequences of Redefining ‘Marriage’

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    Compiled by Family First New Zealand New Zealand redefined marriage in April of 2013 to allow for same-sex marriages. The first weddings were performed in August of that year. DO IT OR ELSE! – Marriage...

  • Family First To Charities Board – See You Back In Court

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    Media Release – 21 August 2017 Family First NZ has instructed its lawyer to file an immediate Notice of Appeal in the Wellington High Court against the Charities Board’s formal decision to deregister Family First...

  • MPs Want Birth Certificates Based on Feelings, Not Biology

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    Media Release 19 Aug 2017 Family First NZ says that politicians have deemed birth certificates meaningless as a result of a decision by the Government Administration select committee to recommend that birth certificates be based...

  • ‘Value Your Vote’ Election Resource Launched

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    Media Release 13 Aug 2017 For the fourth successive election, Family First NZ has launched their Value Your Vote resource to inform voters leading up to the September election. “Value Your Vote records how existing...

  • 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:...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Minimal Interest for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

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    Media Release 2 Dec 2016 Three years on from the definition of marriage being changed, statistics show that the demand has been insignificant, and has had to be boosted by overseas couples which represent almost...

  • United Nations new Secretary General Supports Family of One Woman and One Man and Right to Life of Unborn

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    Right to Life Media Release 18 October 2016 Family First Comment: A welcome improvement – especially considering who the other candidates were Right to Life congratulates the General Assembly of the United Nations for appointing...

  • Function Centre Pressured To Allow Same-Sex Weddings

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    Media Release 12 April 2016 A function centre in the South Island which offers a venue for marriages has been pressured to change its policy as a result of a complaint to the Human Rights...

  • NZ’s Longest Married Couple 2016 – Almost 81 Years

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    Media Release 15 February 2016 Family First NZ has announced the winners in the search for NZ’s Longest Married Couple 2016. Auckland couple Jeram and Ganga Ravji will be celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary in...

  • Married 76+ Years? The Search Is On For NZ’s Longest Married Couple.

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    Media Release 6 January 2016 Family First NZ has been inundated with nominations for the longest living married couple in New Zealand with the current benchmark being 76 years.   “Currently the longest married couple that...

  • The Search Is On – Married 70-Plus Years

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    Media Release 21 November 2015 Family First NZ has been inundated with nominations for the longest living married couple in New Zealand, launched earlier this week.  “Most of the nominations have varied between 50-plus years...

  • Search Is On For Longest Married NZ Couple

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    Media Release 14 Nov 2015 Family First NZ has launched the inaugural annual search for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand Nominations will be taken until 15 January 2016 with the winners named on...

  • Declining Interest for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

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    Media Release 4 November 2015  Two years on from the definition of marriage being politically manipulated, statistics released today show that the demand for same-sex marriages by New Zealand residents has decreased by over 10%...