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

Are we there Yet?


1 May 2016

As Children’s Commissioner, I made child poverty a priority for my term, and convening the EAG was a critical component. As I come toward the end of my five-year term as Children’s Commissioner, it is timely to reflect on the progress in addressing child poverty in New Zealand – there are some things to be pleased about, but still much left unchanged. This document provides an account the main areas of progress, and sets out my view on what still needs to happen for the children of New Zealand.