Category Archives: News

  • NZ’s longest-married couple’s advice to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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    NewsHub 14 May 2018 Family First Comment: Mentions Family First’s longest married couple – 83 years and still going 💝🎉 Prince Harry is set to marry former Suits actress Meghan Markle this coming Saturday. To...

  • Motherhood is not a gender stereotype – it’s science

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    MercatorNet 11 May 2018 In a report to Family First New Zealand published today, leading American family scholar and father of five, Glenn Stanton, writes about the distinct and vital contribution of the mother to...

  • FCANZ Response to the Blessing of Same Sex Relationships

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    Anglican Church League 9 May 2018 Family First Comment: Standing for truth… “Here’s a response from The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand to the decision by the Anglican Church in NZ to allow 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...

  • History made as Nelson couple listed as ‘mother’ and ‘mother’ on birth certificate

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    Stuff co.nz 3 May 2018 Family First Comment: Apparently children don’t have biological fathers anymore. Really? “All parents registering a child, IRRESPECTIVE of how conceived, would have the option of selecting “mother”, “father” or “parent”...

  • Kiwis marrying and divorcing considerably less than 25 years ago – new stats reveal

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    TVNZ One News 3 May 2018 Family First Comment: We can see the effects of declining marriage rates in society – sadly. www.protectmarriage.nz Kiwis are marrying and divorcing considerably less than they were 25 years...

  • Family First goes to court in hopes of regaining charity status

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    Radio NZ News 30 April 2018 Family First Comment: Stand by for report from court 👍 Advocacy group Family First is heading to court today in a bid to retain its charity status. The hearing...

  • Marriage celebrant applicants rejected for refusal to marry same-sex couples

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    Stuff co.nz 27 April 2018 Forty-seven marriage celebrant applications have been rejected in the past two-and-a-half years because the applicants were unwilling to officiate same-sex weddings. The Department of Internal Affairs confirmed last month –...

  • 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...

  • Brendan McNeill: Christians should be able to express a scriptural view

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    NZ Herald 20 April 2018 Family First Comment: Superb commentary bringing some much needed balance in the media – at last! “The openly homosexual chief executive of Qantas, Alan Joyce, was deeply offended by Folau’s...

  • Polyamory: How does dating multiple partners work?

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    NewsHub 18 April 2018 Family First Comment: Yep – just as we predicted! But it’s ‘marriage equality’. Consenting adults. Love is love. Apparently… www.ProtectMarriage.nz Many will have heard the phrase “threes a crowd”, but for...

  • Qantas staff given list of ‘offensive, gender-inappropriate’ words to avoid

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    NewsHub 5 March 2018 Family First Comment: The new speech police for airline staff – “Try not to say ‘mum’ ‘dad’ ‘husband’ ‘wife’” #TimeToGiveQantasAMiss Qantas employees have been given a list of ‘gender-inappropriate’ words to...

  • One day….

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    ‘If I think about it I’ve had a few’ – Simon Bridges talks political regrets and gay marriage stance TVNZ One News 28 February 2018 Family First Comment: One day (hopefully), a political leader will...

  • Marriage of minors bill would give power to courts, not parents, to stop forced marriage

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    Stuff co.nz 15 February 2018 The Human Rights Commission is calling for the marriage of minors to be outlawed in New Zealand. The call for a debate on the age Kiwis should be able to marry...

  • Elderly couples share how they make their relationships work

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    Stuff co.nz 13 February 2018 Family First Comment: Some great quotes in this article from three long-married couples – on Stuff! “They said their dedication to God kept them together. William described their relationship as...

  • NZ’s longest-married couple reveal secret to happiness

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    NewsHub 14 February 2018 Family First Comment: Nice coverage on Newshub As couples across the country celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day, New Zealand’s longest married couple says the secret to their own union is...

  • 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...

  • Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage after legalising it a year ago

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    Stuff co.nz 9 February 2018 Family First Comment: 🎉🎉🎉 A new bill has been signed into law giving domestic partners similar rights as married couples – but without the legal title. In an unusual move,...

  • Teenagers still wedded to idea of marriage

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    The Times 27 January 2018 Family First Comment: And why not? Even young people aspire to the ‘gold standard’ (not perfect, but still miles ahead of the alternatives)….. “Cohabiting parents are also far more likely...