We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people


“Second Chance for a revolution in the care and support of children” – Children’s Commissioner

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28 Jun 2019

When the Oranga Tamariki Act comes fully into effect on 1 July, it sets the scene for a potential revolution in the way Māori children and young people in particular receive care and support.


Children’s Commissioner to conduct review

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16 Jun 2019

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamari


Budget 2019: ‘Significant and powerful step forward’ – Children’s Commissioner

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30 May 2019

“Today’s Wellbeing Budget takes seriously the need for a step-change in the way we support the wellbeing of New Zealand children”, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.


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

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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

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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.


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

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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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Rachael Bowie

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Email: r.bowie@occ.org.nz