Posts by Jenny Davies

Child poverty: the too-hard basket

“New Zealand has chosen to tolerate significant child deprivation. We could choose otherwise,” says Jonathon Boston, academic and co chair of the Expert Advisory Group on child poverty set up by the Children’s Commissioner. The EAG’s initial options paper certainly brought the issues to public attention” with its call for a universal child allowance” and…

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From the ground up

Key points Pasifika families are thriving on a new project that trains parents to be home-based early childhood educators.The Wellington Kindergarten Association project enables Pasifika parents to keep their children in a home-based setting. Parents report less TV and less smacking. “I’ve fallen in love with my children,” says one parent. Training and paid employment…

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