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No better time to track progress on poverty

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 8:53 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Today’s release of the second annual Child Poverty Monitor shows a slight reduction in the number of children living in income poverty but reveals Kiwi kids are still more than twice as likely to be in poverty than our senior citizens. More >>

Child Poverty Monitor: No better time to track progress

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 8:41 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Today’s release of the second annual Child Poverty Monitor shows a slight reduction in the number of children living in income poverty but reveals Kiwi kids are still more than twice as likely to be in poverty than our senior citizens. More >>

Health Committee recommendations need action

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 12:58 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner supports the statement by the Health Select Committee released today that asks the Government to implement the recommendations made by the Committee. More >>

More comprehensive plan needed for child wellbeing

Friday, 7 March 2014, 5:04 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee report will see better outcomes for children, but misses the big picture. More >>

Practical guides on school food programmes released

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 12:19 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Practical new guides for schools wishing to introduce food programmes have been released by Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today. More >>

Commissioner congratulates Health Select Committee on report

Monday, 18 November 2013, 5:18 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the Health Select Committee has made some courageous recommendations that have enormous potential to improve children’s lives. More >>

Report - Child Poverty in NZ: Building on progress to date

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 10:25 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Child poverty is preventing many New Zealand children from living healthy, productive lives. As many as 25 percent – up to about 265,000 New Zealand children – currently live in poverty. These children deserve the opportunity to live healthy lives, learn ... More >>

Good progress on child poverty but big task still ahead

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 9:30 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Reducing child poverty is our most important social challenge and New Zealand needs to get more serious about the task ahead, an expert group on child poverty says. More >>

Greater protection for vulnerable children welcomed

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 5:52 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, says the announcement of legislative changes to protect vulnerable children reflects an important shift in the balance between respecting a parent’s rights and ensuring a child’s right to be safe. More >>

Food in Schools - let’s get it right

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 5:02 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Dr Wills, Children’s Commissioner, says he is pleased that today’s announcements about food in schools include more money for KidsCan. “I also welcome business involvement: together with KidsCan they can supplement and support communities to ... More >>

Budget announcements on child poverty a good start

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 4:33 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Today’s budget announcements on child poverty are good first steps for our most vulnerable children, says Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner. More >>

New Deputy Children’s Commissioner welcomed

Monday, 4 March 2013, 1:45 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today welcomed Dr Justine Cornwall as the new Deputy Children’s Commissioner. “I am delighted to have Dr Cornwall as my Deputy. Her background in Public Policy, combined with her extensive work with ... More >>

How Do We Treasure Our Children?

Friday, 1 March 2013, 4:30 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Communities round the country are hosting free events this Sunday (3 March) to celebrate Children’s Day. More >>

Report on child poverty a breakthrough for kiwi children

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 10:15 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the final report from the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Solutions to Child Poverty represents a breakthrough for New Zealand’s disadvantaged children. More >>

More investment needed to reduce cost of child poverty

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 9:19 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Significantly reducing the costly harm of child poverty will require bold actions and far more investment in our children, says the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. More >>

‘White Paper has the potential to improve child protection'

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 9:43 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the White Paper released today should lead to children being better protected under an improved system. More >>

We can do something about child poverty

Tuesday, 28 August 2012, 12:26 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

For immediate release We can do something about child poverty says Children’s Commissioner Proposed solutions to child poverty announced today have potential to pull thousands of kiwi children out of poverty says Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills. ... More >>

Give your kids a memory to treasure

Friday, 2 March 2012, 4:04 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Hundreds of events planned for children around New Zealand this Sunday (4 March) will celebrate the treasure of childhood. More >>

Report into abuse of nine-year-old girl

Wednesday, 21 December 2011, 4:03 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Mel Smith’s report on the abuse of a nine-year-old girl is distressing reading but has been a catalyst for changes to the way we protect our children, Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills said today. More >>

Children’s Commissioner welcomes new social work positions

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 12:51 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Providing more front line social workers and supervisors is a positive response to the increase in substantiated notifications to Child Youth and Family (CYF) says the Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills. “Child Youth and Family have been ... More >>

 

 

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