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Children's Commissioner comment on updated child poverty statistics

Media releases

22 Apr 2021

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today welcomed the correction of child poverty figures by Stats NZ but reminds New Zealanders to remain focussed on what’s really going on for tamariki and r


Centring children in the COVID-19 response

Media releases

7 Mar 2021

New Zealand’s COVID-19 response highlights the need to centre children’s rights in all government planning, especially if we are to be prepared for future shocks and crises


ADVISORY BOARD WELCOMED AS STEP TOWARD A BY MĀORI FOR MĀORI APPROACH FOR CARE AND PROTECTION

Media releases

27 Jan 2021

The appointment of an advisory board for Oranga Tamariki is welcome and should be a step toward a total transformation of the care and protection system to a by Māori, for Māori approach, Children’s C


Children and young people want time with whānau - survey

Media releases

14 Dec 2020

A survey of children and young people in Aotearoa discusses how the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns varied depending on their family situation, with those already disadvantaged usually faring worse.


Bold action needed to prevent worsening of child poverty after Covid-19

Media releases

2 Dec 2020

One in every five children in Aotearoa New Zealand is living in income poverty, with bold action needed to prevent Covid-19 making low income and hardship even worse, according to the latest Child Pov


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