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Children and young people want time with whānau - survey

Media releases

14 Dec 2020

A survey of children and young people in Aotearoa discusses how the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns varied depending on their family situation, with those already disadvantaged usually faring worse.

Bold action needed to prevent worsening of child poverty after Covid-19

Media releases

2 Dec 2020

One in every five children in Aotearoa New Zealand is living in income poverty, with bold action needed to prevent Covid-19 making low income and hardship even worse, according to the latest Child Pov

Call for By Māori for Māori approach for care and protection

Media releases

23 Nov 2020

The second report of the review, Te Kuku O Te Manawa, Moe ararā! Haumanuitia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te oranga o ngā tamariki, was launched today and contains several recommendations for governmen

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Te Kuku O Te Manawa - Moe ararā! Haumanutia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te oranga ngā tamariki


23 Nov 2020

Report two of our review of what needs to change to enable pēpi Māori aged 0-3 months to remain in the care of their whānau.


Life in Lockdown


13 Nov 2020

This report shares children and young people’s reflections of COVID-19 during a seven-week lockdown at levels 3 and 4 during March-May 2020 in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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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