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Decision to veto disappointing

Friday, 17 June 2016, 9:32 am | Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts is disappointed the Government has vetoed the Paid Parental Leave Bill which would have extended leave to 26 weeks. More >>

Budget 2016 not the game changer needed

Friday, 27 May 2016, 9:10 am | Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts welcomes initiatives in the budget aimed at improving child wellbeing, but is disappointed that it doesn't address one of the most critical issues facing the country - child poverty. More >>

Report highlights the reality of poverty

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 2:53 pm | Every Child Counts

A report into the experiences of Māori whānau living in poverty and hardship was released today at parliament. More >>

New child poverty figures show need for urgent, bold action

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 9:25 am | Every Child Counts

New figures released by the Child Poverty Monitor show a significant increase in child poverty – up from 260,000 to 305,000 children (using an income based measure). “The reality behind these figures is that right now there are many, many children ... More >>

Important first steps but more needed to end child poverty

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:33 am | Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts welcomes measures in the budget designed to improve child wellbeing and reduce child poverty, such as an increase in benefit rates. More >>

Budget positive but more needed to end child poverty

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 7:29 pm | Every Child Counts

Tick for Kids* welcomes measures announced in the budget aimed at improving child wellbeing and reducing child poverty, such as increasing benefit levels. Government policy has the single-biggest impact on social and economic wellbeing and the Government ... More >>

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 >>



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