Child poverty: For some families, life is a relentless, exhausting struggle
OPINION: I can still remember the excitement of the first day of school.
The quintessential photo on the doorstep proudly displaying my new uniform. A school bag full of carefully laminated stationery. A lunch box bursting with food.
It's the way that all Kiwi kids should head off to class, but for far too many this is miles from their reality.
This year at KidsCan, we are hearing stories of children who will miss that important first day of school because they are sharing a uniform, shoes, or a bus pass with their siblings.