Pacific community receives funds to help with Covid-19 booster and child vaccination uptake

The boost is to support the Prepare Pacific Community Vaccination Fund in wake of Omicron.

Covid-19: Vaccine for children could be available next year

Children between the ages of 5 and 11 could soon be eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Systemic change needed at Oranga Tamariki to empower whānau and communities

The Government says power and resources should shift from Oranga Tamariki to communities.

I have a 50% chance of inheriting a fatal disease. Should I take the test to find out my future?

Lillian Hanly has a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease.

If someone has a 50% chance of passing a fatal disease onto their children, should they have kids?

Lillian Hanly has a 50% chance of inheriting Huntington's, a fatal neurodegenerative disease.

Nitrates in our drinking water could be causing premature births

Nitrates in our drinking water may be leading to babies being born prematurely or underweight.

Pregnant women drinking water with 10 milligrams of nitrates a litre are…

These children are racing speed cars at 182kmh

Every year, kids aged 7 to 14 gather to race drag cars against each other at speeds of up to 182 kmh at the Junior Dragster…

Will New Zealand’s State Care System Ever be Decolonised?

The state’s child care and protection system is steeped in colonial principles. It has harmed and disenfranchised thousands of Māori. Is change and decolonisation even possible…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Whānau | Family

Between 1950 and 1999, it’s estimated around 100,000 children were taken into state care. The majority of them were Māori, and many of them were abused.


Saving for children's futures with ASB's Giving Tree

Givingtree, powered by ASB, is an app helping parents better save for their children's future. Set up your savings goal and regular payments, and watch your…

The Book Dedicated to the Children of South Auckland

This inspiring wee book is dedicated to the children of South Auckland and the Pacific ?? We can't wait to see you all change the world!

Festival of Play

Festivals of Play are hitting Auckland this summer, with brand new games in the sunny outdoors that parents and their tamariki can all enjoy ☀️? You…

Sprout - holidays for aspiring angels

Sprout Summer Camp is a hippie paradise making the most out of Aotearoa's beautiful outdoors. The camp kids surf waves not the web, do a little…

Why is it ok to sit on Santa's lap?

When you take a second to think about it, sitting on Santa's lap is sort of like the Pandora's box of things-we've-been-told-not-to-do.

Fatima's story - growing up with HIV

Fatima bravely shares her story about growing up with HIV in Aotearoa.

Being the child of divorce

The effects of divorce spread further than the two people going their seperate ways. We took some time to look at the toll divorce can take…

The horrific history of child abuse in New Zealand

The Kahui twins, Nia, and Moko - names etched into Aotearoa's dark history of child abuse. How does this keep happening?

Adopting Alex

We sat down with Alex to talk about his journey of adoption from Russia to Aotearoa.

Same-sex parenting

For same-sex couples in New Zealand starting a family can be difficult. There are limited options and each of them seem to have their own set…

A Kiwi guide to Shanghai Disneyland

Disneyland, the place where dreams come true, if your dreams entail theme park rides and animatronic pirates... Join Arahi as he takes us on a tour…

Surrogate grandparents

Grandparents and their mokopuna often have a special bond, but distance and other obstacles can be challenging. Now you can be matched with 'surrogate grandparents', who…

The true cost of a free education

Education in Aotearoa is technically free but in reality, it's actually quite expensive. So just how much does it cost to get our tamariki through kura?

Growing up bilingual in Wellington

Welcome to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna, an immersion school in Wellington where students learn and speak in Te Reo Māori.

Nau mai, haere mai…

Reliving our childhood with Suzy Cato

Suzy Cato helped to raise a generation of Kiwis, becoming an afternoon staple in living rooms all over the country. We were lucky enough to chat,…

Little people tackle big issues

We asked some little nippers about their thoughts on some big issues & then armed them with crayons ?

What's it like to grow up on Stewart Island?

Tai and Tyler live on Stewart Island and, along with 30 other students, go to Halfmoon Bay School. We got their take on things like Aucklanders,…

Why do we stop playing make-believe?

Why do we put down the lego blocks, stop dragging around the buzzy bee, and shut dolls in boxes deep in the garage?

Growing up Chinese in a small town

Lucy travels back to Waihi to talk to her family about what it was like growing up Chinese in small town New Zealand and the discrimination…

Hands off preggy bellies

How would you like it if a random person tried to touch your tummy? It's a little weird... So why would it be different for our…

Would you ask a baby for consent?

'Would you mind if I changed your nappy?' - is not a question we hear everyday, but according to the Pikler approach, asking kids for consent…