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Top Kiwi chefs’ new recipes panned

KidsCan News
Mon 2 Mar 2020
The reality of what some Kiwi families in poverty are surviving on has been laid bare in a new KidsCan campaign, as more than 3,000 children in early childhood centres and schools around New Zealand wait for the charity’s support.

More action needed to combat young people’s experiences of period poverty

KidsCan News
Thu 20 Feb 2020
“In New Zealand today, girls should not be missing school because they don’t have sanitary products. It affects their education, reduces their career prospects, and can trap them in a cycle of poverty. We’re doing all we can to change that.”

Child poverty: For some families, life is a relentless, exhausting struggle

KidsCan News
Tue 28 Jan 2020
OPINION: I can still remember the excitement of the first day of school.

Kids in poverty miss start of school year, as siblings share one uniform

KidsCan News
Tue 28 Jan 2020
When students do turn up for the new school year, it's in "dribs and drabs", often without uniforms or stationery. The teachers are used to it; they'll buy supplies out of their own money, keep the stationery list as brief as possible and make sure they don't make a big deal out of it. 

Four siblings sharing one uniform - back to school costs hit families in hardship as KidsCan supports 47 more schools

KidsCan News
Tue 28 Jan 2020
Some children in poverty are missing school because they are sharing one uniform, a pair of shoes or a bus pass with their siblings, a KidsCan survey has revealed.

The stories behind the statistics: the grim reality for 254,000 children struggling in poverty

KidsCan News
Tue 10 Dec 2019
KidsCan is backing calls by the Children’s Commissioner for bold action to lift 254,000 Kiwi kids out of poverty.

I worked my way out of poverty - but I'm the exception, not the rule

KidsCan News
Wed 6 Nov 2019
I was one of the poor kids. I grew up in the era of Live Aid, so we never really thought of ourselves in that way - poverty happened in other countries.

The dreaded school camp list: What it's really like to grow up in poverty

In the Media
Fri 1 Nov 2019
Even now, my face burns thinking about that list for school camp.

Cross the ASB finish line and you’ll be giving a hot lunch to a Kiwi kid in need.

KidsCan News
Fri 4 Oct 2019
We’ve partnered with ASB to bring to life a new initiative at the ASB Auckland Marathon. Just a few metres after the finish line at the marathon, ASB will create a second finish line.

'Sad' scenes at preschool

KidsCan News
Thu 3 Oct 2019
Early childhood teachers seek help as the number of children arriving cold and hungry grows.