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.  

'I shut my door and burst into tears': Principal of one of NZ's most challenging schools

KidsCan News
Mon 26 Nov 2018
At 9am on my first day as principal of a small primary school, I shut my office door and burst into tears. After just 30 minutes on the job, I'd been sworn at by a child, abused by a parent, and a teacher had threatened to walk out. It only got worse. 

You can help us change children's lives too

KidsCan News
Mon 5 Nov 2018
KidsCan, supported by Meridian Energy, has distributed over 168,000 pairs of shoes and 337,000 pairs of socks to schools throughout New Zealand. Hear what the kids have to say about their shoes. 

KidsCan survey exposes extent of period poverty in New Zealand

KidsCan News
Thu 1 Nov 2018
Almost a quarter of New Zealand women who responded to a KidsCan survey have missed school or work because they have been unable to afford sanitary items.

We’ve teamed up with nib so that you can look after your health and support Kiwi kids in need at the same time

KidsCan News
Fri 26 Oct 2018
KidsCan and nib have teamed up with a shared vision of creating a brighter future for families across New Zealand.

The power of a pair of shoes

In the Media
Mon 1 Oct 2018

When donors meet the kids they support

In the Media
Fri 21 Sep 2018
Four wide-eyed Northland teenagers couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces as they sailed around Milford Sound last weekend, on a truly unique KidsCan fundraiser.