Unsafe lead levels have been detected in children's blood tests in east Otago.
"I see a lot of Māori children presenting to hospital coming to clinics with health problems that they shouldn't have."
His family says his recovery was the best Christmas present ever.
The owner, Pauline Murphy, has agreed to stay away from the site and not have contact with any children.
More parents and teachers have come forward about their experiences.
"Nobody trusts alcohol companies to protect our children voluntarily."
They say there's a common factor in the centres that have seen outbreaks in recent weeks
"If you fail a child right from the get-go, why would they turn to the health system as teenagers or adults at breaking point?"
About 40,000 children a year are admitted to hospital with a preventable illness.
People exposed to even just small amounts can suffer cognitive effects into adulthood without realising it.
It finds hospitalisation rates are highest for Māori and Pasifika children.
Researchers at The University of Auckland came to that conclusion after looking at 111,000 New Zealand births.
The new Children's Minister has declined to say he has confidence in Oranga Tamariki boss Grainne Moss.
Pacific Island children had the highest body mass index in the world in 2019, with New Zealand kids not far behind.
Put down the pamol - ibuprofen might be a better fix for your toddler's woes.
Plastic baby bottles might have to go the way of asbestos and lead, an expert says.
"Families who have an autistic or ADHD child are in crisis."
But rather than a sign kids are being overprescribed, doctors say it's down to better diagnosis.
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Eighty-three percent of respondents were worried about children at home without enough food.