Hi readers - Child development expert Nathan Wallis says, "we've created an economy where it's impossible to buy a house in New Zealand without having two parents go to work, so how are we expected to be available to walk kids to school every day?". What do you think of this? Do you think Kiwi culture needs to change to allow parents to accompany their children?
This conversation comes after a coroner found that Gisborne six-year-old Carla Neems should not have been walking alone the day she was killed on her way home from school. Read more of the story here.
Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.
You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.