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


2017 Stakeholder Survey Results


1 Nov 2017

The Office's advocacy activities contribute to improving the wellbeing of children, according to 96% of respondents to our stakeholder survey. Read more about what they said about our work and staff.

Video: Child poverty


24 Oct 2017

The Children's Commissioner spoke to the TVNZ Breakfast show about what the new Government might mean for child poverty.

VIDEO: In My Mind: The Early Years


8 Oct 2017

The Children's Commissioner was interviewed for a programme around men's mental health.

2017 Mai World Culture Report

Child and youth voices on their positive connections to culture in Aotearoa


22 Sep 2017

Engaging children and young people in matters that affect them. During 2017, we sought the views of over 1000 children and young people on their positive connections to culture.

Kia ora bag

VIDEO: Kia Ora Te Reo - Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017


11 Sep 2017

Message from the Children's Commissioner to mark Māori Language Week 2017

VIDEO: NEXT Foundation - Is It All Won Or Lost By The Fifth Birthday?


30 Jun 2017

Judge Becroft gave a presentation to the NEXT Foundation on the importance of helping children effectively in the early years.

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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