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Big, bold, permanent change needed to reduce child poverty


9 Dec 2019

Media release for our annual Child Poverty Monitor (2019)


What Makes a Good Life for Young Parents?


28 Nov 2019

As a part of our "What Makes a Good Life?" engagement we heard from 15 young people under the age of 18 who were themselves parents.Here is a summary report of what we heard from these young parents.


Annual Report 2019

Corporate documents

27 Nov 2019

The annual summary of activity and achievements for the Office of the Children's Commissioner for the financial year 2018 - 2019.

UNCRC30 Web Page 2

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 30th Anniversary Edition


20 Nov 2019

30th anniversary edition of the Children's Convention booklet in both English and te reo Māori.

Statement on Oranga Tamariki practice review into the Hastings Case


7 Nov 2019

Birth of a pēpē should be a time of joy for all whānau, not a fight to stay together says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.

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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