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Assessments and removals of pēpi Māori into State care made earlier


16 Jan 2020

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has released statistics showing there are persistent and intergenerational inequities in the removal of pēpi Māori into State custody.

Big, bold, permanent change needed to reduce child poverty


9 Dec 2019

Media release for our annual Child Poverty Monitor (2019)

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.

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Locked-in care is a 'hard place to be happy'


7 Oct 2019

Media release for our report 'A Hard Place to be Happy'

Scope of review into Oranga Tamariki’s care and protection practice for tamariki Māori announced


18 Sep 2019

In June, the Children’s Commissioner announced a thematic review into Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months.

Free school lunches is a good start – but more is needed


30 Aug 2019

Let’s get behind free school lunches. They’re the first step in the right direction of our world-leading Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.

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Rachael Bowie

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Email: r.bowie@occ.org.nz