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We are no longer producing 'Children' journal but electronic back copies are available here
Five years on the road to addressing child poverty
As Children’s Commissioner, I made child poverty a priority for my term, and convening the EAG was a critical component.
As I come toward the end of my five-year term as Children’s Commissioner, it is timely to reflect on the progress in addressing child poverty in New Zealand – there are some things to be pleased about, but still much left unchanged.
This document provides an account the main areas of progress, and sets out my view on what still needs to happen for the children of New Zealand.
Why investing in children benefits all New Zealanders
New Zealand needs every single child to thrive in order to support a future of high productivity, innovation, economic growth and improved social cohesion. Currently we have a significant proportion of children who are not getting what they need to thrive. This paper outlines why we will all benefit if we invest better in children so they can succeed.Download (pdf 280 KB)
Practical guide for schools wanting to improve an existing food in schools programme, or implement a new one. Includes advice on where to start, how to get parents involved and templates for getting the views of children and young people.Download (pdf 942 KB)
A quick guide
February 2014Download (pdf 165 KB)
This paper reflects on the progress since the release of the 'Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand: Evidence for action' report. It also identifies key areas where further effort is required.Download (pdf 714 KB)
Expert Advisory Group final report
The Expert Advisory Group's final report, which includes 78 recommendations and a list of initial priorities for actions.Download (pdf 3.8 MB)