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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.
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.

Child Poverty Monitor: 2015 Technical Report

In the Media
Mon 14 Dec 2015
The Annual Child Poverty Monitor is a partnership project between the Children’s Commissioner, the JR McKenzie Trust and Otago University measuring and reporting on child poverty rates in New Zealand annually. 

Education investigation: The great divide

In the Media
Wed 4 Nov 2015
Disadvantage remains a major dictator of underachievement in schools.

Household incomes in New Zealand: Trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2014

In the Media
Thu 13 Aug 2015
The Household Incomes Report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources from 1982 to 2014.

UNICEF cautions child poverty rates are “stagnating” in New Zealand

In the Media
Mon 1 Sep 2014
An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession.

Life's a beach, but not for everyone

In the Media
Sun 9 Mar 2014
Until last week Auckland siblings Mutu Kapita, 9, and Daetyn Grant, 8, had never been to the beach, despite living just 20 minutes from the coast. And in South Auckland they are one not the only ones who've never felt sand under their feet.

Global survey shows one in six Kiwis struggling for food

In the Media
Fri 21 Mar 2014
A global survey has found that one in every six Kiwis ran out of money for food in 2011-12 - more than in all except eight other developed nations.

Govt signals it will feed hungry kids

In the Media
Sat 6 Oct 2012
Food programmes for hungry Kiwi schoolchildren may soon get a boost from the Government to top off an overwhelming public response to recent media appeals.

KidsCan 'thrilled' school food scheme may get Govt boost

In the Media
Mon 8 Oct 2012
The charity running the Breakfast in Schools programme says it is thrilled the Government is willing to look at expanding the programme to children still going hungry.