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

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Getting It Right: Building Blocks


11 Apr 2018

The report looks at how the New Zealand Government can build the foundations for implementing the Children’s Convention in Aotearoa.

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Moving from child poverty to child well-being


4 Apr 2018

The Child Poverty Reduction Bill is a significant piece of legislation with the potential to transform the lives and well-being of our children.

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Education matters to me: Experiences of tamariki and rangatahi Māori


14 Mar 2018

While many of the concerns in this report are shared by Māori and non-Māori children and young people, we also heard about particular issues that tamariki and rangatahi Māori experience differently.

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Education matters to me: Emotional wellbeing


14 Mar 2018

Children and young people talked about the range of significant relationships that exist in their worlds and how these relationships either enable them to achieve or prevent them from achieving.

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Education matters to me: Engagement


14 Mar 2018

Children and young people spoke about a wide range of factors that keep them engaged with school, such as feeling that their teachers know and respect them, and understand the way they learn.

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Education matters to me: If I were the boss


14 Mar 2018

We heard that children and young people want their school to be more fun, to provide them with better opportunities to play and explore for themselves, both inside and outside the classroom.

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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