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An ageing society which doesn't care for its young has a death wish…—Professor Dame Anne Salmond

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September 2, 2014

International Literacy Day 2014

Literacy is a problem in New Zealand. Did you know one in four New Zealanders struggle with literacy in some way and the average reading achievement score for New Zealand has not changed significantly over the past decade. There are

July 8, 2014

Latest Household Incomes Report reiterates need for urgent action on child poverty

The latest Household Incomes Report paints a bleak picture for Kiwi children. While the report shows a small drop in the number of children living in poverty, the number remains astoundingly high, with 60% of children in poverty living in

June 16, 2014

Every Child Counts joins with groups across the country to make children an election issue

It takes a child to raise a country! Every Child Counts joins with groups across the country to make children an election issue Every Child Counts has joined with groups across the country to support the launch of a nation-wide

May 27, 2014

Budget includes some positive but not game changer we need

Every Child Counts welcomes the focus in the budget aimed at increasing child wellbeing, notably an extension of free GP visits to under-13s and an increase in paid parental leave. These changes are steps in the right direction and show

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