The Mayor of Auckland has welcomed an independent inquiry into domestic violence and child abuse launched by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Owen Glenn.
It follows the announcement by Mr Glenn of an $8 million pilot programme to improve the lives of children and families based in Otara, where he and Len Brown both have strong links.
It’s the first stage of an $80 million pledge to battle child abuse and domestic violence.
"Dramatically accelerating the prospects of our young people and children is one of the six transformational shifts that underpin the Auckland Plan," says Len Brown.
"Owen Glenn’s generous initiative will play an important role in working towards that objective."
"New Zealand currently has very low rates of investment in children and young people. Additional spending can only be seen as an investment in our future."
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