Category Archives: Media Releases

  • VALUE YOUR VOTE 2020 – Out Now!

    Media Release 16 July 2020 Hot off the press is our brand new resource Value Your Vote 2020. This is the fifth election where we have provided this popular voting resource for families. The 2020...

  • Social Problems Will Increase As Marriage Rates Fall

    Media Release 5 May 2020 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...

  • World’s Longest Married Couple In New Zealand

    Media Release 13 February 2020 NZ’s longest married couple is believed to be also the world’s longest married couple. “New Zealand couple JERAM & GANGA RAVJI will celebrate 85 years of marriage this April, and...

  • Celebrants Still Being Rejected Despite Political Assurances

    Media Release 3 January 2020 Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants continue to have their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their...

  • Family First In Court Of Appeal To Fight Deregistration

    Media Release 17 October 2019  Family First’s continued fight against attempts by the government’s Charities Registration Board to deregister them is set to continue in the Court of Appeal in Wellington next week (Tues &...

  • Government Should Not Sideline Fathers

    Media Release 3 May 2019 Family First NZ says that women should have to name the father of their child, and the government is wrong to turn a blind eye to mothers who withhold this...

  • Social Problems Will Worsen As Marriage Rates Decline

    Media Release 3 May 2019 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...

  • Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

    Media Release 12 February 2019 For the fourth 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...

  • Conscience Not Coercion On Same-Sex Marriage – Poll

    Media Release 11 January 2019  A poll by Curia Market Research has found that six years on from the passing of the same-sex marriage law, there is still strong support for New Zealanders to be...

  • Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

    Media Release 17 December 2018 The Australian government has accepted a recommendation from the  Ruddock review into religious freedom to amend their Charities Act to ensure that groups who say marriage is between a man...

  • Defending the family declares an authority above the state

    BRUCE LOGAN – Published in the Dominion Post 12 Sep 2018 We’ve been at war over marriage and family for some time. Are we approaching the last battle? In a High Court judgement against Family...

  • WE’RE APPEALING: Family First Intends To Appeal Deregistration Decision

    Media Release 3 Sep 2018 The High Court has delivered a judgment which upholds the Charities Board’s decision to de-register Family First as a charity. The High Court has stated at paragraph [74] of its...

  • Baker Has Every Right To Freedom Of Conscience & Belief

    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

    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

    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

    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’

    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

    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

    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

    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...