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OUR FAMILY IS EXPANDING... 
Welcome to Gordon and Robert 

Hi <<First Name(s)>>

As well as our recent addition of Nick Tuitasi as our new Director of Pasifika and Church Relations, we're equally excited to welcome two more strategic appointments, as our work and influence increase.

Gordon Clark is our new Visual and Creative Director (part-time). Gordon has 20+ years TV production experience, including local and international experience, and is also a leader of a local community church in South Auckland. You can see some of his superb work that he's already done for us
https://youtu.be/NcFV2Ir49Bo 
https://youtu.be/OCmJerQ-5yI 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLXj2vtLwkM
As you can see, they’re of the highest quality. We are planning to set up a small studio in our office, and also have equipment to go out on the road and do interviews around the country with people affected by marijuana, abortion, euthanasia, the anti-smacking law, and other issues etc

And Robert Redfearn is our new Manager for Finance and Data Control (part-time). With an increasing financial supporter base and increased demands of IRD, Charities Commission compliance, and annual receipts for our hundreds of donors, Robert's accounting background and project management work, and his long-time support for the work of Family First makes him a great addition to our staff. He is also a leader of a local community church in South Auckland - but not the same one as Gordon's!

We're stoked to have the services of both Gordon and Robert.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER
Marijuana Referendum - Presentation For Community, School, Church & Youth Leaders

BUT YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS!
If you are a youthworker, church or school leader, counselor, or community leader, we want to invite you - and your colleagues - to a special discussion on the issue of marijuana and the dangers of legalisation. The presentations and the resources which will be available will help you prepare for the upcoming referendum and the associated discussions which will occur in your organisation, amongst families you work with directly, and in the wider community.

BEN CORT is from Colorado. His passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Ben's first book, Weed, Inc.: The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry, was released in September 2017. Ben’s Ted-X talk in 2017, What commercialisation is doing to cannabis, has had more than 1.6 million views!
 
VENUES
(attendance by registration only)

AUCKLAND Monday 11th March 2019, 12 – 2pm (includes light lunch)
LIFE South, 3 Lakewood Court, Manukau City. (directly opposite Rainbows End)
$20 koha to cover expenses
REGISTER FOR AUCKLAND MEETING
HAMILTON Tuesday 12th March 2019, 11am – 1pm (includes light lunch)
Te Whanau Putahi (TWP), 37 Oxford St, Fairfield, Hamilton.
$20 koha to cover expenses
REGISTER FOR HAMILTON MEETING
TAURANGA Tuesday 12th March 2019, 7pm – 9pm (refreshments available)
Lifezone Church, 7 Oak Lane, Judea, Tauranga
$10 koha to cover expenses
REGISTER FOR TAURANGA MEETING
WELLINGTON Wednesday 13th March 2019, 12pm – 2pm (includes light lunch)
The Street Church, Willis Room, 1st Floor Life Centre, 21 Hania Street, Wellington 6011
$20 koha to cover expenses
REGISTER FOR WELLINGTON MEETING
CHRISTCHURCH Thursday 14th March 2019, 10am – Midday (includes morning tea)
Beckenham Baptist Church, 146 Colombo StreetChristchurch (Parking entrance off Percival Street).
$10 koha to cover expenses
REGISTER FOR CHRISTCHURCH MEETING
Registrations close THIS FRIDAY 8 MARCH (for catering purposes)
 
FOR MORE INFO:
tel: 09 261 2426
email: admin@familyfirst.org.nz

Kind regards.

Bob McCoskrie
National Director

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