Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has continued his push for greater involvement and consideration of children in the political process, saying a quarter of the New Zealand population are being shut out of debate.
Almost $1 billion is owed in child support by people living overseas, with one person in debt for $4.3 million. What impact does this have on parents struggling to raise their children and how is the Government tackling the issue?
New Zealand may be surging forward economically, but in the shadows, many of our children are hungry, sick, and struggling for a quality education. A new report from UNICEF is grim reading about our children’s plight.
As our government prepares to spend $6 million on extra support for preschoolers with speech delays, a new study links handheld devices with an increased risk of delayed language development, writes Lynn Grieveson.
In the past 25 years, the rate of children living in income poverty has doubled. In Shane Cowlishaw’s ongoing “watchdog” series, the man charged with protecting kids' rights explains what we’re doing wrong and why it was a cop-out for our former Prime Minister to say the problem could not be measured.