A sense of injustice too large to fathom
There was an overwhelming feeling of history being made at the national hui yesterday which brought some of the biggest names in Maoridom together with whānau affected by Oranga Tamariki. Bonnie Sumner reports.
Race relations chief faces perfect storm
Meng Foon better don his rain jacket because we are looking to him to navigate us through the storm, writes Laura Walters.
Is it time to declare Matariki a public holiday?
Matariki celebrations until now have been low-key events, but that’s slowly changing - is it time to do a public holiday swap for Queen’s Birthday?
What you can’t ignore about Māori health
A groundbreaking report from the Waitangi Tribunal paints a grim picture of Māori health. Will it change anything?
Sorry, Minister, you’re wrong
Midwives, a Māori leader and Newsroom’s investigations editor Melanie Reid have called bullsh*t on claims by children’s minister Tracey Martin that a video of a baby uplift was inaccurate.
An appetite for educational change
A growing body of research tells us that creating opportunities for Māori students to engage regularly with Māori cultural practices, knowledges and language supports academic achievement.
Māori leaders launch fourth ‘uplift’ inquiry
A group of some of the biggest names in Māoridom will launch a fourth, Māori-led inquiry into the children’s ministry, Oranga Tamariki, prompted by revelations about its policies on ‘uplifting’ babies.
‘Wake up and smell the injustice’
Janet Mason, the lawyer for the young mother whose newborn baby was subject of a controversial ‘uplift’ attempt by Oranga Tamariki, explains what the agency did, and continues to do, wrong.