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Children’s Commissioner welcomes report on young voices talking about porn

Media releases

11 Dec 2018

“Research released recently by the Chief Censor on young New Zealanders and porn, is a ground-breaking document,” says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. “This is not least because it conscientio

Child Poverty Monitor 2018: Four Areas Where Poverty Affects New Zealand Children

Media releases

10 Dec 2018

With no new data on child poverty in New Zealand, this year's Child Poverty Monitor puts a spotlight on critical areas in a child's life where poverty continues to have an adverse impact.

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

Corporate documents

30 Nov 2018

The annual summary of activity and achievements for the Office of the Children's Commissioner for the financial year 2017 - 2018.

Teachers can help children make their voices heard

Media releases

19 Nov 2018

Primary teachers now have a simple way to encourage their students to know and learn about their rights under the Children’s Convention.

Well Child/Tamariki Ora review welcomed by Children’s Commissioner

Media releases

15 Nov 2018

The Children’s Commissioner hopes the review of Well Child/Tamariki Ora announced this week will make the programme one of the best things we do for kiwi kids.

OCC sub family justice reforms

Review of 2014 Family Justice Reforms Submission


13 Nov 2018

A submission from the Office of the Children's Commissioner on the Review of 2014 Family Justice Reforms.

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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