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

All tamariki deserve the best ECE and childcare

Media releases

18 Jun 2021

We want all children, regardless of their family income, to have time with their parents when they’re little, and access to the kind of early childhood education that sets them up for life.

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What Makes a Good Life for Tamariki and Rangatahi Māori?


4 Jun 2021

As a part of our "What Makes a Good Life?" engagement we heard from 175 tamariki and rangatahi Māori. Here is a summary report of what a good life means for them.

Te Rautaki Our Strategic Framework

Children's Commissioner's Priorities and Our Strategic Framework

Corporate documents

28 May 2021

At the Office of the Children's Commissioner, our goal is for all mokopuna to live their best lives. For 2021 to 2024 we have three new strategic priorities.

Benefit increases a good step towards ending child poverty

Media releases

20 May 2021

Benefit increases announced today will help relieve hardship among some families, but much more is needed to significantly improve children’s lives now, and meet poverty targets in the future, Childre

End to some handcuffing of mums welcomed

Media releases

17 May 2021

Today’s announcement by Corrections to end the handcuffing of women in late pregnancy and after birth is a good first step to putting the wellbeing of mothers and babies first, Assistant Māori Commiss

What Makes a Good Life?

In October and November 2018, the Office of the Children's Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children asked for the views of children and young people on what wellbeing means to them.


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