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New Zealand's future is four years old, and needs your help. 

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Education is a child’s ticket out of poverty. It is how we will break the cycle of hardship, and it is at the core of everything KidsCan does. We are levelling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.

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Child Poverty Monitor: 2017 Technical Report

Child Poverty Monitor: 2018 Technical Report

Child Poverty Monitor: 2018 Technical Report

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27 million food items
170,000 shoes & socks
345,000 raincoats
704,000 health items

Latest updates

Monday, 18 Mar 2019

Single mums busts myths about poverty and parenting

In New Zealand, it's not uncommon for young kids to attend kindergarten or daycare without having breakfast and bringing a packed lunch – around 27 per cent of Kiwi kids are living in income poverty, according to the Child Poverty Monitor from 2017.
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

The heartbreaking letter from a principal forced to beg for help

OPINION: "Dearest Aroha, I am sending you this email because I am desperate. I know KidsCan helps schools and I think it is amazing. We have very poor children … we've had children faint from hunger.
Monday, 11 Mar 2019

KidsCan launches pilot to feed children under the age of five at early childcare centres

Children under the age of five have been fainting from hunger at early childhood education centres - and some are dropped off without warm clothes, nappies or formula. 

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