We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

New Deputy Children’s Commissioner welcomed

March 2013

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today welcomed Dr Justine Cornwall as the new Deputy Children’s Commissioner.

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Book Month inspires family reading

March 2013

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, says Book Month is a great idea and a novel way to promote the benefits of reading.

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How do we treasure our children?

March 2013

Communities round the country are hosting free events this Sunday (3 March) to celebrate Children’s Day.

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Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report is compelling

February 2013

The Children’s Commissioner welcomes the release of the Salvation Army’s 6th Annual State of the Nation report: ‘She'll Be Right’.

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Report highlights children’s vulnerability in tough times – Children’s Commissioner

December 2012

Children experiencing poverty are at greater risk of poor health outcomes according to a report on children’s social health released today.

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Over 40 faiths take united stand against violence

December 2012

Faiths from throughout New Zealand have taken a powerful stand against family violence
today by signing a joint national statement.

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Media enquiries

Catherine Jeffcoat

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: c.jeffcoat@occ.org.nz