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


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

News

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


Child Poverty Reduction Act: “An historic cause for celebration”

News

18 Dec 2018

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the passing of the Child Poverty Reduction legislation third reading today is “an historic cause for celebration”.


OCC Newsletter: December 2018

News

17 Dec 2018

The last newsletter for 2018. Meri Kirihimete from the Office of the Children's Commissioner!


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

News

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

News

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.


Teachers can help children make their voices heard

News

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.


Sign up for our e-newsletter

Keep up to date

We email an e-newsletter around four times a year.

Sign up to receive our newsletter

Media enquiries

 

Rachael Bowie

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: r.bowie@occ.org.nz