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Tribunal findings must spur changes for mokopuna Māori

Media releases

30 Apr 2021

The Children’s Commissioner and Assistant Māori Commissioner strongly welcome the Waitangi Tribunal’s call for a by Māori, for Māori approach to care and protection of mokopuna Māori


Children's Commissioner comment on updated child poverty statistics

Media releases

22 Apr 2021

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today welcomed the correction of child poverty figures by Stats NZ but reminds New Zealanders to remain focussed on what’s really going on for tamariki and r


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Submission to Justice Committee on "Supporting Children in Family Court" Bill

Submissions

16 Mar 2021

Submission to Justice Committee on "Supporting Children in Family Court" Bill


Centring children in the COVID-19 response

Media releases

7 Mar 2021

New Zealand’s COVID-19 response highlights the need to centre children’s rights in all government planning, especially if we are to be prepared for future shocks and crises


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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