Challenge Weekly, – New Zealand’s Christian Newspaper, reported on 21 May 2012:
“Family-friendly organisations are concerned that the benefits of marriage are being ignored, after the latest statistics revealed marriage rates were declining in New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand has revealed that there were 20,231 marriages registered in 2011, the lowest number since 2001…
“Family First NZ, a registered charity with the Charities Commission, ‘wants the Government to develop policies to strengthen and support marriages, remove marriage tax penalties, and introduce tax incentives for marriage’.”
[Such law changes are supported and promoted by a number of lobby groups within the charity sector].
“Bob McCoskrie national director of Family First NZ, said the latest statistics were a warning bell that we ignored the benefits of marriage at our peril as a society.”
For full story See: www.challengeweekly.co.nz