Media coverage

Date Source Story as published Context

11 April

Newshub

Children's Commissioner calls for more youth-focused policy

The Government faces a plea to be more child-focused in policy moves as it makes addressing child poverty an issue.

10 April

Stuff

Newborns taken from mothers

Over the last three years, 574 babies ended up in Government care within the first month of their life, according to figures released under the Official Information Act.

9 April 

TVNZ

PM urged to step in and save childrens camps

Stand Children's Services is proposing to close camps in Otaki and Roxburgh with the loss of 63 jobs.

5 April                               

Stuff                                             

Mum desperate for support 

The mother of a violent and autistic Southland boy is crying out for professional help.

5 April

NZ Herald

Children's charity Stand villages for traumatised kids set to close                                 Children's charity Stand is proposing to close its two of its villages in Otaki and Roxburgh in June.

4 April

TVNZ

More than 6000 Kiwi kids in care

Over 6,000 children are in state care in New Zealand, 500 more than last year.

3 April

TVNZ    

One year since Oranga Tamariki formed   

One year on, how well is the new children's ministry doing?

3 April

NZ Herald   

Boy writes touching letter to Oranga Tamariki social worker         

A social worker was moved to tears after receiving a touching letter from a Kiwi boy she was looking after in state care.