New Zealand has one of the most unequal education systems in the world and the gap between the highest and lowest performing students is being exacerbated by the effects of poverty
Out of 38 OECD countries, New Zealand ranks 33rd when it comes to education equality.
Maia has loved writing since she was five years old. Now she's using that passion to help vulnerable children around the world.
We want every one to be thinking about how we can reduce the rates of child poverty in our country, and we want every political party to be discussing this.
NZ is in the middle of a housing crisis with many sides - cost, quality and availability among them. But every child has the right to a safe and healthy home.
Every day in NZ, kids are turning up to school with no shoes, no coats and empty bellies. How can we ensure that every Kiwi kid gets a fair chance to learn?
If you want to see the impact of growing up in poverty, have a look in the emergency rooms of NZ's hospitals. Poverty and poor housing is making our kids sick.
19 year old Lyric Brooklyn has spent time living on the streets since his early teens. He talks about the challenges of being young and homeless in Wellington.
Last month New Zealand's approach to ensuring the rights of our children are upheld came under the scrutiny of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Kyla Reina is a Women's Refuge counsellor who works with children of women living in abusive relationships. She says that young people are victims as well.
When 19-year-old, award-winning shot putter Nathaniel is not training, he's helping out Kiwi kids as a teacher aide at a Hutt Valley kindergarten.
Everyone knew when Zajhyn Eruera, 10, was unhappy. He would scream and shout at the teachers, flip over tables and then bolt for the door
It would be unconscionable for us to watch other countries suffer and drown while we reap the benefits of cheap labour from those same countries.