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

VIDEO: In My Mind: The Early Years


8 Oct 2017

The Children's Commissioner was interviewed for a programme around men's mental health.

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VIDEO: Kia Ora Te Reo - Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017


11 Sep 2017

Message from the Children's Commissioner to mark Māori Language Week 2017

VIDEO: NEXT Foundation - Is It All Won Or Lost By The Fifth Birthday?


30 Jun 2017

Judge Becroft gave a presentation to the NEXT Foundation on the importance of helping children effectively in the early years.

Report shows the way to improve the lives of all children and young people


1 Jun 2017

The UNICEF Innocenti Report Card for 2016 provides a template for how to improve the lives of children and young people living in the most difficult circumstances.

Budget 2017 good news for Kiwi kids


26 May 2017

The Family Incomes Package revealed in Budget 2017 has been welcomed by the Children’s Commissioner as good news for children living in families experiencing severe poverty.

Budget 2017 provides more assurance for kids in care


25 May 2017

More funding for independent monitoring has been hailed by the Children’s Commissioner as a significant step forward for children in the care and protection and youth justice systems.

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Leah Haines

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: l.haines@occ.org.nz