Category Archives: Media Releases

  • Baker Has Every Right To Freedom Of Conscience & Belief

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    Media Release 9 July 2018 Family First NZ says that service providers – including the Warkworth baker – who believe in traditional marriage should have every right to refuse to provide their services for same-sex...

  • Marriage Celebrants Will Be Sacked Despite Political Assurances

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    Media Release 22 June 2018 Family First NZ says that marriage celebrants will be sacked if they refuse to marry a same-sex couple, despite the fact that it goes against their personal convictions, despite the...

  • Bob McCoskrie: Royal Wedding Reminds Us Of Importance Of Marriage

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    Published 18 May 2018 This weekend, an estimated three billion people worldwide will sit in front of their TV or computer screens as they witness one of the most public weddings since 2011 – the...

  • Declining Marriage Rate A Disturbing Statistical Trend

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    Media Release 3 May 2018 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 child...

  • Minimal Interest For Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

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    Media Release 3 May 2018 Five years on from the definition of marriage being changed, statistics show that the demand for same-sex ‘marriage’ has been insignificant, and has had to be boosted by overseas couples...

  • Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Beliefs Despite Assurances

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    Media Release 26 April 2018 Family First NZ says that almost 50 marriage celebrant applicants have had their application rejected in just the past 2½ years simply because they do not want to officiate at same-sex weddings...

  • Almost 83 yrs – NZ’s (& Possible World’s) Longest Married Couple

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    Media Release 14 February 2018 For the third 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...

  • 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...