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Statistics New Zealand Reports Concerning Increase In Child Poverty Rates For 2023

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 8:04 pm | Barnardos

Statistics New Zealand's latest report on child poverty in Aotearoa paints a concerning picture of growing hardship for tamariki nationwide. The figures for the financial year ending June 2023, demonstrate a “statistically significant increase” in ... More >>

New Report Shows 0800 What’s Up Service Provides $2 Of Social Value Per $1 Spent

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 9:45 am | Barnardos

Barnardos’ 0800 What’s Up phone and online chat service for children and young people has been shown by a new GoodMeasure report from ImpactLab to provide $2 of social value for every dollar spent on it, an excellent outcome for this unique service. ... More >>

Rugby Southland Teams Up With Barnardos To Bring Joy To Families: 500 Tickets Donated For Weekend Game

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 11:37 am | Barnardos

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> Photo credit: Debbie Fahey Photography 500 whānau from 21 local schools will be able to watch this weekend's exhilarating ... More >>

Barnardos Teams Up With Stroke Foundation To Launch Their New Online Support Platform

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 11:32 am | Barnardos

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand has launched a new online support platform to help tamariki and rangatahi whose parents, family members or caregivers have experienced a stroke. When a stroke happens in the family, everything changes in an instant. ... More >>

Barnardos Appoints New CEO

Friday, 10 March 2023, 12:44 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos Is Pleased To Announce The Appointment Of Matt Reid As Chief Executive Officer Board spokesperson and Deputy Chair Katherine Rich says Barnardos is delighted to have someone of Matt’s leadership capability and experience to replace outgoing ... More >>

Let’s Not Forget About The Ongoing Impact Of Cyclone Gabrielle On The Mental Wellbeing Of Tamariki

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 12:33 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos is concerned about the ongoing impact Cyclone Gabrielle and the recent floods in the Upper North Island will have on the wellbeing of affected tamariki. “While responding to the immediate needs right now is the right thing to do, we ... More >>

Barnardos Releases Emergency Funding For Flood-impacted Whānau

Thursday, 2 February 2023, 8:36 am | Barnardos

Following the devastating floods in Tāmaki Makaurau and in surrounding areas, all Barnardos services are pulling together to support affected whānau. Barnardos is releasing emergency funding to provide extra support to whānau already engaged with ... More >>

Poverty Disproportionally Felt By Māori, Pacific And Disabled Tamariki Is Deeply Concerning

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 12:53 pm | Barnardos

The 2022 Child Poverty Monitor released today reports concerning findings of Māori, Pacific and disabled tamariki still being disproportionately impacted by poverty in Aotearoa. These findings echo the reality and ongoing inequalities Barnardos sees ... More >>

21 Years On, Barnardos’ Counselling Service 0800 What’s Up Is Needed More Than Ever

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 9:21 am | Barnardos

On 21 September 2001, counselling service 0800 What’s Up answered its very first phone call. Twenty-one years on, or close to 1.5 million answered calls and over 29,000 answered chats later, Barnardos’ 0800 What’s Up helpline is needed now ... More >>

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 >>





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