Too many kiwi kids live in poverty. Each year the Children's Commissioner, J R McKenzie Trust and Otago University will release a monitor of child poverty in this country. The data is backed up by a Technical Report produced by Otago University's NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service. Read the Child Poverty Monitor: 2013 Technical Report
White Ribbon day: an open letter to those violent men of NZ who want to change
Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has written an open letter to the men of New Zealand who are violent towards their families and want this to change. Need help? Call the 0800 Family Violence Information Line (0800 456 450)
The Vulnerable Children Bill is a very significant piece of legislation for children in New Zealand. Read the Children's Commissioner's views on the Bill - where the Bill has strengths and what critical elements are missing
Media release: Health Select Committee report
The Children's Commissioner says the Health Select Committee has made some courageous recommendations that have enormous potential to improve children’s lives. Read his media release on the Committee's report.
Through our Compass project, we’re supporting DHBs to identify and share practice, innovation and resources to improve health services for children and young people. All DHBs recently completed the Compass questionnaire tool
We’ve set up a working group to lead the development of guidelines to help schools design successful school food programmes. The guidelines will give advice on nutrition, working with families and communities, how to include the food programme in the curriculum, and how to avoid dependence and stigmatisation.