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Children’s Commissioner calls for 1 year police pursuit pilot for children and young people


15 Mar 2019

The Children's Commissioner is calling for New Zealand Police to implement a 1 year pursuit pilot that would see pursuits involving children and young people drastically reduced.

Most children and young people say they are experiencing wellbeing, but some are facing significant challenges


26 Feb 2019

‘What makes a good life?’ is a report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki drawing together the voices of more than 6000 children and young people.


What Makes a Good Life?


26 Feb 2019

100,000 kiwi kids to benefit every week from smoking ban


9 Feb 2019

The announcement this morning by Associate Minister of Health, the Hon. Jenny Salesa, that cabinet has supported legislation to ban smoking in cars where there are children and young people under 18 p

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Submission on The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy


11 Jan 2019

A submission from the Office of the Children's Commissioner on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

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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