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


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

Media releases

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

Media releases

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

Media releases

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”

Media releases

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”.


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.


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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz