Video a game-changer in child protection
Social worker, foster system survivor and student of child protection Kerri Cleaver hopes Newsroom’s video story on a baby uplift by the state can help fundamentally change things for Māori children.
Build-to-rent - it’s all about tax
Phil Twyford says build-to-rent could be a part of the solution to the housing crisis. Does he have the power to make it work?
We need a new OT complaints agency
The silent are silent no more and they are crying for help. There is nowhere for them to go. Jacoby Poulain argues we need a new independent complaints agency for the children’s ministry.
National: brought to you by the taunter-in-chief
National splits into Collins-based factions, Bridges gets his Smiths record out and everyone hates on landlines for some reason. James Elliott’s news of the week.
‘We took corporatisation too far’
One of the directors who corporatised state assets and local bodies in the late 80s and early 90s says for some it may be time for a re-think.
Stop trampling the mana of children
It is offensive in the extreme to use our own language to speak about the health and wellbeing of Māori children and whānau without respectfully engaging with those whānau, writes Khylee Quince.
Marking the Wellbeing Budget on education
Did the Budget deliver on the crucial pillars for education policy of early childhood, Maori and the supply of teachers? Three academics give their verdicts.
Yes, we are the Stolen Generations
Aaron Smale gives his personal account of being removed from his mother, and the legacy of loss and harm that reverberates through the generations.