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Child Poverty Monitor 2014

The Child Poverty Monitor measures and tracks child poverty annually. It is a joint project by the Children's Commissioner, Otago University and the JR McKenzie Trust. The 2014 Monitor shows a slight reduction in income-realted poverty but material deprivation remains unchanged from 2013.



Visit the Child Poverty Monitor website

Looking for advice on children's rights?

Contact our Child Rights Line by:

  • calling us on 0800 224 453 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. If you need an interpreter, just ask for ‘language line’ and the language you want when you call us
  • emailing advice@occ.org.nz

About the Commissioner

Dr Russell Wills combines his role as Commissioner with his work as a paediatrician at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.
(Photo: NZ Listener/Hagen Hopkins)

Find out more about Russell