January 2, 2021
after police admit illegally taking photos of young Māori
The Children's Commissioner is demanding to know whether police are routinely taking pictures of young people on the street nationwide.He joins others, including Wairarapa iwi, calling for an investigation after the police in the region admitted illegally taking pictures of ...
December 10, 2020
of large care and protection residences
The Children's Commissioner has backed a call for the closure of New Zealand's large care and protection residences and the eventual abolition of the four youth justice detention centres.It comes after a report for the Human Rights Commission found that the use of ...
December 10, 2020
children having shoes, says children's commissioner
Last week, the latest Child Poverty Monitor report revealed 235,000 children – about one in five kids – live in poverty.In some senses, including those raw numbers, the statistic is shocking.But it also represents progress.Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew...
December 7, 2020
after report reveals one in five children live in income poverty
Child poverty advocates are calling for action after a new report revealed one in every five children in New Zealand is living in income poverty - and COVID-19 could make it worse.The Child Poverty Monitor released their annual report on Wednesday in partnership with the Off...
June 12, 2020
The Children’s Commissioner is undertaking a review of Oranga Tamariki
Tamariki do best when they are cared for and nurtured by their whānau. For pēpi Māori, their connections to whakapapa and the importance of whanaungatanga affirm the importance of them remaining in the care of their whānau. This review recognises that ‘whānau’ exten...
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