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International report shows NZ struggling with child poverty

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:17 pm | Every Child Counts

A report by UNICEF International shows that child poverty rates in New Zealand have scarcely changed since 2008 – this stands in contrast to a number of other countries that managed to significantly reduce child poverty in this time, including Australia. More >>

Household Incomes Report: action on child poverty needed

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 11:10 am | Every Child Counts

The latest Household Incomes Report paints a bleak picture for Kiwi children. While the report shows a small drop in the number of children living in poverty, the number remains astoundingly high, with 60% of children in poverty living in chronic poverty. More >>

It takes a child to raise a country!

Monday, 16 June 2014, 4:11 pm | Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts joins with groups across the country to make children an election issue More >>

Budget includes some positive but not game changer we need

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 4:59 pm | Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts welcomes the focus in the budget aimed at increasing child wellbeing, notably an extension of free GP visits to under-13s and an increase in paid parental leave. More >>

Tick for Kids: 200 candidates confirm they'll work for kids

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 9:23 am | Every Child Counts

As voting commences in the 2013 local government and District Health Board elections, the Tick for Kids campaign has released the names of 200 candidates committed to action for children. More >>

Wellingtonians invited to mind the inequality gap

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 3:16 pm | Every Child Counts

Award-winning documentary maker, Bryan Bruce will hold a special screening of his documentary on inequality, ‘Mind the Gap’ in Wellington on the evening of Friday 27 September. More >>

Growing list of candidates support the Tick for Kids agenda

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 1:16 pm | Every Child Counts

A growing list of candidates in the local government and District Health Board elections are signing up to the ‘Tick for Kids’ campaign, confirming their commitment to children to young people. More >>

Court ruling fails to uphold equity and child wellbeing

Saturday, 31 August 2013, 3:16 pm | Every Child Counts

The Court of Appeal ruling released yesterday that the discrimination inherent in the In-Work Tax Credit is justified, ignores the evidence that poverty is damaging children and government policy is a central cause, says Every Child Counts. More >>

High profile candidates support Tick for Kids campaign

Monday, 19 August 2013, 12:33 pm | Every Child Counts

At the launch of the ‘Tick for Kids’ campaign at Balmoral School in Auckland today, Every Child Counts* called on all local body and District Health Board candidates to confirm their commitment to action for children. High profile candidates, such ... More >>

Efforts to protect children from abuse a welcome move

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 1:46 pm | Every Child Counts

Government plans to standardise the screening of people working with children, increase the reporting requirements of State agencies, and constrain the movements of people who pose a safety risk to children are positive moves, says Every Child Counts. More >>

Labour plans for expansion of Well Child service welcomed

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 5:30 pm | Every Child Counts

The announcement today that Labour would expand Well Child provision to enable nurses to visit vulnerable mothers at home before the birth of baby is a welcome commitment to invest in children’s early years,” says Every Child Counts. More >>

Current food in schools just a start

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 4:52 pm | Every Child Counts

At a press conference in Wellington this afternoon, members of the ‘Community Campaign for Food in Schools’ have identified the gaps in current food in schools provision – including the newly expanded KickStart programme – and expressed disappointment ... More >>

New campaign: For every child a healthy home

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 3:19 pm | Every Child Counts

Guests at a cross-party breakfast of MPs, officials and community representatives in Parliament this morning, were told there is abundant evidence that the market has failed to deliver the quality or quantity of houses New Zealand needs and there ... More >>

The Vote points to misunderstanding about children's plight

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 9:07 am | Every Child Counts

The debate about whether the problem for children is poverty or parenting on The Vote on TV3 tonight points to misunderstanding about the factors that determine whether or not families are able to adequately meet the needs of their children, says Every ... More >>

Greens proposal for nurses in schools a practical policy

Sunday, 2 June 2013, 11:25 am | Every Child Counts

The ‘Healthy Kids Ready to Learn’ policy announced by Greens co-leader Metiria Turei today is a good example of the practical policies needed to reduce the impact of poverty on children, says Every Child Counts. More >>

Comments by Race Relations Commissioner welcomed

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 2:11 pm | Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts* welcomes comments by the Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, describing a cartoon in newspapers today as “offensive and stigmatising.” More >>

Additional investment in food in schools welcomed

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 1:57 pm | Every Child Counts

The government announcement today of an additional $9.5m over 5 years for food in Decile 1-4 schools, to be delivered in partnership with Fonterra and Sanitarium, is an important part of addressing the impact of poverty on children, says the Community ... More >>

Poll a Welcome Indication of Public Support For Children

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 8:57 am | Every Child Counts

The One News Colmar Brunton poll showing that 70 percent of the public supports State-funded food in schools reflects public concern about the impact of poverty on children and the need for the government to take action, says the ‘Community Campaign for Food ... More >>

Update On Feed the Kids Campaign

Friday, 24 May 2013, 1:10 pm | Every Child Counts

Here's a link to a video made by students in Dunedin, our new supporters - Choose Kids: Students giving Kiwi Kids a chance More >>

Budget a missed opportunity for the nation's children

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 5:04 pm | Every Child Counts

The government Budget delivered today has missed the opportunity to significantly improve the living conditions of families in hardship and alleviate the impact of poverty on children, says Every Child Counts*. More >>



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