• Students leading the way for a healthy future

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    Issue date: 24 Mar 2021

    Take up water and put down the fizzy drink! That’s the wero (challenge) that 52 West Auckland schools have accepted, ending the consumption of sugary drinks and elevating the importance of wai (water) through a student-led approach. “The success of the...

  • E-newsletter update - February 2021

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    Issue date: 25 Feb 2021

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes information about the release of Stats NZ's child poverty statistics which show that, on all the measures, child poverty has reduced compared to the 2017/18...

  • Magic Play Box creates outside-the-box thinking

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    Issue date: 19 Apr 2021

    Students at Apanui School are rediscovering the magic of play after starting their school year facing the impacts of a devastating fire that destroyed eight of their classrooms. The Eastern Bay of Plenty primary school recently received a Magic Play Box...

  • Child Poverty Report – Budget 2021

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    Issue date: 20 May 2021

    The third annual Child Poverty Report was released today, alongside Budget 2021.  It describes what progress has been made in reducing poverty and what the Government is doing through Budget 2021 to reduce child poverty. This includes...

  • E-newsletter update - May 2021

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    Issue date: 13 May 2021

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes information about: the release of the first Annual Report and the second Child Poverty Related Indicators report (both for the year ended June 2020); these...

  • Child Poverty Report - Budget 2021

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    Issue date: 20 May 2021

    The third annual Child Poverty Report was released alongside Budget 2021.  It describes what progress has been made in reducing poverty and what the government is doing through Budget 2021 to reduce child poverty. It also outlines the...

  • Child Poverty Related Indicators Report (2019/2020)

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    Issue date: 13 May 2021

    This is the second Child Poverty Related Indicators report, focusing on trends up to and including the 2019/20 year. The data are therefore a mix of pre- and during COVID-19. Child Poverty Related Indicators are measures related to the broader causes...

  • Monitoring Report - progress in implementing the Strategy (July - December 2020)

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    Issue date: 13 May 2021

    This is the second Monitoring of Strategy Implementation Report, covering the period July - December 2020. It details key activity carried out in this period to bring the Strategy into effect; that is, how agencies and non-government organisations are...

  • Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy Annual Report (2019/2020)

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    Issue date: 13 May 2021

    This is the first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy Annual Report, for the year ended June 2020. While the first annual report is not required until 2022, this voluntary report gives an idea of how child and youth wellbeing looks the first year after...

  • Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy Annual Report 2019/2020 - HTML version

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    Issue date: 13 May 2021

    Prime Minister's foreword When the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy was first launched, its founding vision was for New Zealand to be the best place in the world to be a child or young person; a place where every one of our tamariki and rangatahi are...

  • Tools to support alignment with the Strategy

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    Issue date: 8 Jun 2021

    Government agencies are progressively aligning to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, as reflected in their Statements of Intent, business planning documents and funding decisions, and in the development of policy and service design and delivery....

  • Local Government guidance to support child and youth wellbeing

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    Issue date: 8 Jun 2021

    We are working with Taituarā (previously known as SOLGM) to co-design guidance to help council staff view wellbeing from the perspective of children, young people and their families. Councils have also contributed to the development of the...

  • Policy Project - Community engagement resources

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    Issue date: 9 Jun 2021

    The Policy Project has developed a Community Engagement toolbox, which includes the following community engagement resources: Good Practice Guide for Community Engagement – a guide for policy advisors on good community engagement practice, including...

  • Listening2Kids Toolkit

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    Issue date: 9 Jun 2021

    The Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) has a Listening2Kids toolkit, which includes practical advice and tools to help people to be more child-centred in their decisions. Sections include: Being child-centred - how and why it matters...

  • Second set of three-year child poverty targets announced

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    Issue date: 30 Jun 2021

    The Government has today confirmed the second set of official targets to break the cycle of child poverty. They cover the 2021/22, 2022/23, and 2023/24 financial years, and set out the progress the Government intends to make towards the ten-year...

  • E-newsletter update - June 2021

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    Issue date: 30 Jun 2021

    The latest Child and Youth Wellbeing e-newsletter was sent out today. It includes information about: the release of the second set of official child poverty targets, covering the 2021/22, 2022/23, and 2023/24 financial years enhancements to our...

  • Brain Development Collective Wānanga

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    Issue date: 2 Aug 2021

    In partnership with The Workshop, the Child Wellbeing Unit facilitated a two-day wānanga in March 2021 to deepen understanding of brain development and how to support it.  The wānanga brought together around 60 community educators, academics,...

  • Talking about early brain development

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    Issue date: 2 Aug 2021

    This report was informed by a two-day brain development collective wānanga which aimed to build awareness and understanding of mātauranga and tikanga Māori and Pacific world views of brain development and parenting and share best practice and...