Category Archives: Latest News

  • Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds

    BBC News 17 June 2019 Family First Comment: The paper suggests a range of reasons why children might put on weight after a divorce, both economic and non-economic, including: ◾less money in separated households for fresh...

  • How Jacinda Ardern’s engagement bucks the trend

    NewsHub 4 May 2019 Family First Comment: “We should be concerned that marriage rates are at an all-time low. The weakening of marriage is one of the most important social issues we are facing.” Congratulations to...

  • Is polyamory on the rise?

    Radio NZ News 28 March 2019 Family First Comment: As predicted, the promoting and normalisation of polygamy / polyamory continues. Once you redefine marriage to include any genders, there is no reason to oppose any number...

  • Spike in divorce applications: ‘It’s that New Year’s resolution’

    TVNZ One News 7 January 2019 Family First Comment:  A sad reality – but at least NZ has a structure in place which means that divorces can’t be done quickly and without due consideration – as...

  • Aussie twins call for law change so they can marry same man

    NewsHub 24 December 2018 Family First Comment:  Well, why not? Love is love? Marriage ‘equality’?  #AsPredicted  A pair of twins who claim to be the most identical in the world are calling on the Australian Government...

  • Newspoll: Majority Backs Laws to Protect Religions (Aust)

    The Australian 26 November 2018 Family First Comment:  A clear majority of Australians — including nearly 60 per cent of Labor voters — has backed new laws to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated...

  • Wedding mag closes after refusal to feature same-sex couples

    Radio NZ News 19 November 2018 Family First Comment: “Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White Magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves. In a farewell post on its website, the magazine’s founders said they...

  • The law must allow BOTH my marriages – ‘polyamorous’ woman (UK)

    Daily Mail 19 November 2018 Family First Comment:  The marriage equality campaign will HAVE to get behind this. Love. Consent. Equality. Why not?  www.ProtectMarriage.nz A woman is calling for a change of law than allows people...

  • UK bakery’s refusal to bake pro same-sex marriage cake did not discriminate – court

    NewsHub 11 October 2018 Family First Comment:  Superb decision in the UK  “The court said the situation was more akin to a Christian printing business being required to print leaflets promoting an atheist message.”  #FreeToBelieve  www.ProtectMarriage.nz ...

  • New social justice rights limit long-standing freedoms

    Stuff co.nz 12 September 2018 Family First Comment: Who’s the boss? God or the state? Family First, in its defence of the natural family, declares that there is an authority above the state. Which is no...

  • MercatorNet – Promoting the natural family is ‘not in the public benefit’

    MercatorNet 6 September 2018 New Zealand’s foremost family advocacy group, Family First, faces losing its charitable status after a judgement from the High Court finding that its purposes and activities are not predominantly for the...

  • Alan J. Hawkins and Hal Boyd: How (and Why) Government Should Invest in Marriage

    Public Discourse 20 August 2018 Family First Comment: Excellent commentary.. “Divorce doesn’t just end a marriage, it frequently also involuntarily weakens a parent-child relationship—usually with the father—and, over time, can result in the negative effects...

  • US baker sues Colorado after refusal to bake cake celebrating gender transition opposed

    TVNZ One News 16 August 2018 Family First Comment: First it was ‘you MUST accept same-sex marriage.’ Now it’s ‘you MUST accept gender ideology.’ All in the name of tolerance eh “Colorado is on a...

  • New law will protect minors from forced marriage in New Zealand

    NZ Herald 8 August 2018 A law that gives children more protection against forced marriage is expected to pass with unanimous support in Parliament today. The Marriage (Court Consent to Marriage of Minors) Amendment Bill...

  • Warkworth baker refuses to make wedding cake for gay couple

    NZ Herald 9 July 2018 Family First Comment: A gracious response… “”I do not wish to offend either of you and I thank you for letting me know that it is a same-sex wedding,” it...

  • Lee Suckling: Throuples: The truth about three-person relationships

    NZ Herald 27 June 2018 Family First Comment: And so the groundwork of preparing society for group ‘marriage’ continues! This time in the NZ Herald… “As I said, three-person relationships, when consensual, are just as...

  • Canadian judge rules child born to polyamorous trio has three parents

    LifeSite News 13 June 2018 Family First Comment: As predicted, with Canada leading the way. This will set a precedent for NZ… “REAL Women’s vice president warned the decision legitimizes polyamorous relationships and paves the...

  • Supreme Court rules in favour of baker who would not make wedding cake for gay couple

    NZ Herald 5 May 2018 Family First Comment: Great decision…. “Government hostility toward people of faith has no place in our society, yet the state of Colorado was openly antagonistic toward Jack’s religious beliefs about...

  • Paul Moon: Human Rights move endangers our free speech

    NZ Herald 4 June 2018 Family First Comment: A superb article again from Professor Paul Moon – well worth reading in full, and confirming why the Human Rights Commission is anything but human rights (as...

  • Church suffering from same-sex motion sickness

    Stuff co.nz 28 May 2018 The door has been left ajar, but Sara and Alex won’t be back. They don’t feel welcome. Sara Rimmer and Alex Saunders are lesbians. Both were raised as Christians, Alex...