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We Must Put Children’s Interests First

Thursday, 21 June 2007, 11:29 am | Commissioner For Children

Tomorrow the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Bill passes into law. Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, sees this as a significant step that will be seen as historically important. More >>

Children Need All Parties Working Together

Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 12:05 am | Commissioner For Children

A Littlies Lobby breakfast this morning was well attended by parliamentarians from across the political spectrum. Littlies Lobby is a joint initiative between the Children’s Commissioner and Plunket which features regular cross party Parliamentary breakfasts. More >>

Commissioner wants more integrated investment

Thursday, 17 May 2007, 6:12 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro congratulates all those politicians who voted to pass the Crimes Amendment Bill (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Bill and sent a strong and united message that is consistent with ... More >>

NZ should follow international trends

Thursday, 19 April 2007, 9:55 am | Commissioner For Children

“Repealing Section 59 of the Crimes Act is the right thing to do for children,” Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro said today. “They have the same right to be free from assault that adults do.” More >>

Commissioner encourages MPs to show resolve

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 11:57 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, is disappointed that last nights’s debate on Green MP Sue Bradford’s Bill to remove the defence of justifiable force when charged with assaulting a child, did not reach the voting stage due to drawn-out ... More >>

MPs encouraged to show resolve and support bill

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 12:08 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, is disappointed that last nights’s debate on Green MP Sue Bradford’s Bill to remove the defence of justifiable force when charged with assaulting a child, did not reach the voting stage due to drawn-out ... More >>

MPs encouraged to do what is right for children

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 9:54 am | Commissioner For Children

Tomorrow, policians will debate and possibly vote on Green MP Sue Bradford’s Bill to remove the defence of justifiable support force when charged with assaulting a child. Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, strongly supports repeal. More >>

Commissioner pushes for child protection

Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 11:49 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro is optimistic that parliament will show support for Green MP, Sue Bradford’s bill to remove the defence of justifiable support force when charged with assaulting a child when it is voted upon on Wednesday. More >>

Restorative justice has role in schools

Friday, 9 February 2007, 11:47 am | Commissioner For Children

Respectful Schools: Restorative Practices in Education a new report by Victoria University’s Institute of Policy Studies researchers, is a wonderful resource to help principals and boards of trustees build inclusive and respectful school cultures that improve ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner has role in monitoring CYF

Thursday, 8 February 2007, 10:07 am | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has reacted to recent calls for the set-up of an independent compliants authority to monitor the activities of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) by pointing out that the Children’s Commisioner’s Act 2003 already ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner reacts to Section 59

Monday, 20 November 2006, 3:55 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has reacted to the Justice Select Committee’s report on the repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961 which currently says that parents are justified in “using force by way of correction of a child if the force ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner details future vision

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 4:47 pm | Commissioner For Children

Speaking at Barnardos New Zealand’s Annual General Meeting today, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, outlined her vision for New Zealand children and a proposal to archive this through the introduction of a systematic approach to monitoring child ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner details future vision

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 2:30 pm | Commissioner For Children

Speaking at Barnardos New Zealand’s Annual General Meeting today, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, outlined her vision for New Zealand children and a proposal to archive this through the introduction of a systematic approach to monitoring child ... More >>

Combating Child and Youth Offending

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 11:35 am | Commissioner For Children

Around 200 people will today attend a symposium organised by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner to talk about what works to prevent and deal with child and youth offending. More >>

New report on the health of NZ's children, youth

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 4:23 pm | Commissioner For Children

Today at the Public Health Association Conference in Palmerston North, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, launched a new report on health issues facing New Zealand children and young people. Entitled, 'More than just an apple a day: Children’s ... More >>

Children’s Commissioner launches new report

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 4:00 pm | Commissioner For Children

Today at the Public Health Association Conference in Palmerston North, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, launched a new report on health issues facing New Zealand children and young people. More >>

Commissioner looking for action on child abuse

Tuesday, 27 June 2006, 5:44 pm | Commissioner For Children

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has called for action to be taken to help prevent child abuse and neglect. More >>

Commissioner calls for repeal of Section 59

Thursday, 25 May 2006, 12:28 am | Commissioner For Children

Today, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, presented her oral submission on the Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act (1961). Section 59 says that parents are justified in “using force by way of correction of a child if the force used is ... More >>

Concern about Young Offenders’ Bill

Friday, 31 March 2006, 12:38 am | Commissioner For Children

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has spoken out against the proposed Young Offenders (Serious Crimes) Bill which had it’s first reading in Parliament on Wednesday. More >>

Forum aims to up skill young participants

Monday, 13 February 2006, 10:45 am | Commissioner For Children

Tomorrow will see the start of the Tenth Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (ACCAN). It is the first time the conference has been held in New Zealand and it will feature national and internationally renowned keynote speakers. ACCAN ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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