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Barnardos Calls For The Oversight Of Oranga Tamariki Bill To Be Paused

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 11:04 am | Barnardos

Barnardos New Zealand is disappointed that the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People's Commission Bill has not been paused for further consideration, despite opposition to the Bill by the majority of submissions. The Bill sets out ... More >>

Barnardos Says Government Missed A Big Opportunity To Alleviate Poverty In Today’s Budget

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:26 pm | Barnardos

The Chief Executive of Barnardos, one of Aotearoa’s largest children’s charities, Mike Munnelly says it was great to see a recognition of the cost of living crisis in Aotearoa. The $350 one-off payment will help some low-income families but excludes ... More >>

Robbers Continue To Steal The Hot Water System From Barnardos Early Learning Centre

Monday, 11 April 2022, 4:18 pm | Barnardos

A thief in the night is leaving tamariki in cold water at Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre. In the last six months, the gas hot water system has been stolen four times, which has meant the centre has had to close due to its licensing ... More >>

What’s Up Counselling Service Releases Top Tips On How To Talk To Your Children About The War In Ukraine

Monday, 7 March 2022, 1:41 pm | Barnardos

Children in Aotearoa are showing anxiety about Russia’s invasion into Ukraine says Barnardos What’s Up Team Lead, Lesley Butler. The phone counselling service has received a spate of calls from anxious children worried about what the war will ... More >>

Child Poverty Statistics Released By Stats NZ Stay Disappointingly Static For Māori, Pasifika And Disabled Tamariki

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 6:41 pm | Barnardos

The Child Poverty Statistics figures show an overall slight downward trend in the number of children experiencing poverty. Māori, Pasifika and disabled tamariki continue to bear the brunt of material hardship and household poverty. While the statistics ... More >>

Barnardos Calls For A Greater Increase In Government Benefits Following The Release Of The Child Monitor Report.

Monday, 6 December 2021, 4:52 pm | Barnardos

Today’s release of the Child Poverty Monitor is a joint project of the Children’s Commissioner, Otago University and the JR McKenzie Trust, designed to track the Government’s progress towards child poverty targets. The report shows poverty is declining overall ... More >>

Barnardos Early Learning And NZEI Reach Pay Parity Agreement

Friday, 26 November 2021, 3:02 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos Early Learning Services and NZEI Te Riu Roa achieve an historic step towards pay parity for ECE Teachers. Early childhood teachers working for Barnardos will receive significant pay increases as a result of a new collective agreement that ... More >>

NZ’s Only Child And Teen Phone Counselling Service Launches Campaign Following 31% Increase In Chats Over The Last Year

Saturday, 24 July 2021, 4:34 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos 0800 What’s Up counselling service has launched a nationwide two-month campaign with partners MediaWorks Foundation and OfficeMax to help reach children who need support, following a large 31% increase in online chats from children and ... More >>

Release Of Child Poverty Stats Show Some Progress, But Not Enough In Light Of Covid-19

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 12:41 pm | Barnardos

Children’s advocacy collective Five to Thrive is calling for immediate increases to income support, in the wake of the release of the official annual Child Poverty statistics by Stats NZ today. Dr Claire Achmad, General Manager Advocacy at Barnardos, ... More >>

Barnardos Shares Children’s Dreams For The Decade To Mark World Children’s Day 2020

Friday, 20 November 2020, 11:51 am | Barnardos

Barnardos is today marking World Children’s Day 2020 with the launch of the “Dreams for the Decade Online Gallery”, showcasing artwork and poetry by New Zealand children expressing their dreams for the next decade. The launch of the Gallery at ... More >>

Barnardos Shares Children’s Dreams For The Decade To Mark World Children’s Day 2020

Friday, 20 November 2020, 6:08 am | Barnardos

Barnardos is today marking World Children’s Day 2020 with the launch of the “Dreams for the Decade Online Gallery”, showcasing artwork and poetry by New Zealand children expressing their dreams for the next decade. The launch of the Gallery at ... More >>

Barnardos NZ Asks Aotearoa To Step Up For Children Experiencing Family Violence This Month

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 9:03 am | Barnardos

Over 3 weeks this October, we're calling for Aotearoa to step up and take 10,000 steps a day to support New Zealand children affected by family violence. It has been a tough year for the children of Aotearoa, but for some it’s been especially hard. ... More >>

Supporting Whānau Experiencing Family Harm At Heart Of New Multi-disciplinary Hub Te Taanga Manawa

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 8:05 am | Barnardos

Te Taanga Manawa is a joint initiative and will house Police, the District Health Board including mental health, the Ministry of Social Development, Corrections, Oranga Tamariki and Kāinga Ora along with Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri, Te Iwi o Ngāti Kahu, ... More >>

Calling On Aotearoa’s Children And Young People To Share Their Hopes And Dreams For The Decade

Monday, 22 June 2020, 9:29 am | Barnardos

There’s one month to go for children and young people from around Aotearoa to enter Dreams for the Decade. Barnardos is calling on Aotearoa’s youngest generations to get involved by 20 July. Barnardos is Aotearoa’s national children’s charity, ... More >>

Budget A Good First Step In Recovery, Acknowledging More Needed For Children, Whānau In Long-term

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:24 am | Barnardos

Budget 2020 a good first step in COVID-19 recovery, acknowledging more needed for children and whānau in the long-term Barnardos says that although more investment will be needed to address the long-term challenges facing children, whānau, and ... More >>

Barnardos Calls For Budget 2020 To Invest In Children, Whānau And Those Who Help Them

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 3:34 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos, Aotearoa’s national children’s charity shaping brighter futures together with children and families, says that tomorrow’s Budget 2020 must have a strong focus on children, whānau and the organisations that help them. Barnardos Chief ... More >>

Barnardos Welcomes Government Social Wellbeing Announcement Putting People At The Centre

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:46 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos is today welcoming the Minister of Social Development’s announcement of a new ‘social wellbeing approach’. Speaking from the official launch of the new approach in Tamaki Makaurau today, Barnardos’ Chief Executive Mike Munnelly ... More >>

Barnardos welcomes 10 Year Early Learning Action Plan

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 3:06 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos welcomes He taonga te tamaiti - the 10 Year Early Learning Action Plan recently published by the Ministry of Education. Barnardos particularly welcomes the theme of the Action Plan: every child a taonga. The plan recognises that every ... More >>

Barnardos marks 30 years of children’s rights with picnic

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:14 am | Barnardos

Today on Universal Children’s Day, Barnardos is marking the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the international law setting out the rights that all children have. It is an essential tool, making clear what ... More >>

Barnardos celebrates 50 years of helping NZ children

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:51 am | Barnardos

Today Barnardos New Zealand hosted our 2019 Annual General Meeting at Te Wharewaka o Poneke in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. It was a celebration of Barnardos’ work over the past year supporting almost 50,000 children and young people and working at family, ... More >>