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How-to Dad: That's crap, New Zealand, let's help feed our kids

KidsCan News
Sun 24 Feb 2019
OPINION: You know when you were a kid and when you didn't finish all your breakfast, and your Mum would say something like: "You know some kids in Africa don't have any breakfast".    

Kiwi kids running to help others in need

KidsCan News
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Students across the country now have an easy, free and fun way to help Kiwi kids in need, as KidsCan and the School Fun Run join forces to launch the KidsCan Fun Run. Schools are invited to organise a Fun-Run, Walk-A-Thon, Family Fun-Day, Mud Run, or any other physical event in June, with all money raised going to KidsCan. 
State Of The Nation Report

Kei a Tātou - It Is Us: State of the Nation 2018

In the Media
Wed 13 Feb 2019
OUR CHILDREN An estimated 70,000 New Zealand children— or 7% of the under 17-year-old population— are living in severe material deprivation. This number is down by 20,000 children since 2012, although per-capita GDP has grown by 13% in inflation-adjusted terms since then.

Hawke's Bay schools benefit from KidsCan programme

In the Media
Thu 7 Feb 2019
The simple act of putting snacks on a table has seen students at Tamatea Intermediate flourish. Not only did their focus improve, but so did the achievement levels. Now, several months on, and with the help of nationwide charitable trust KidsCan, the needs of about 400 students have been met - regardless of their financial status.

Beach Haven Primary School receives generous makeover

KidsCan News
Fri 1 Feb 2019
The kids of Beach Haven Primary School will be welcomed back to school in 2019 with a completely refurbished schoolyard thanks to the School Buddy programme launched by Kennards Hire in partnership with national children’s charity KidsCan.

One in five children in low-decile schools heading back to school hungry

KidsCan News
Tue 29 Jan 2019
As back to school costs mount, families living in hardship are struggling to provide the essentials for their children.

Hungry children won't show up for new school year, principal says

KidsCan News
Sun 27 Jan 2019
When the bell sounds for the start of the school year at south Auckland's Anchorage Park School some of the chairs are likely to be empty, principal Belinda Johnston says.

Inside the school with the toughest kids in town

KidsCan News
Thu 24 Jan 2019
You know them as the troublemakers. The kids creating chaos in class - ignoring the teacher, disrupting others, unable to just sit still and learn. They're the kids other schools get rid of. We see them as the kids we need to hold on to.
Child Poverty Monitor 2018

Child Poverty Monitor 2018 Technical Report

In the Media
Mon 10 Dec 2018
The Child Poverty Monitor comprises a partnership between the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) at the University of Otago, and the J R McKenzie Trust.

160,000 hungry kids need your help today

KidsCan News
Mon 10 Dec 2018
KidsCan is urging more action after this year’s Child Poverty Monitor found one in five New Zealand children – more than 160,000 kids - live in households without access to either enough food, or enough healthy food.