Child uplifts: an Open Letter to the PM
As three cabinet ministers visit Hawkes Bay to try to calm outrage over Oranga Tamariki, a group of Māori leaders seeks action direct from Jacinda Ardern - saying they have no faith in minister Tracey Martin or her CEO.
A tipping point for Oranga Tamariki?
Social workers need to be empowered to understand the law and resourced to do their jobs rather than be treated as puppets, writes Dr Ian Hyslop.
Apology over ‘joke’ on child uplift bonuses
A supervising social worker has apologised to a mother for saying the agency paid bonuses for the number of children uplifted. Plus political reaction to the broader uplift controversy.
Baby uplift: the tip of the iceberg
‘Her story is our story’. That’s the message Newsroom has been inundated with since the video investigation of an attempted uplift of a baby in the Hawkes Bay went live this week.
This is where we draw the line
The number of Māori trapped in a racist criminal justice system is a crisis that began in 1840 and hasn’t changed significantly in 20 years. Now is the time to respond, writes Anna Rawhiti-Connell.
First the court action, then the PR blitz
Oranga Tamariki failed in court action to alter a Newsroom video story on its controversial baby uplift - now it is moving to a public relations exercise to convince the public it did the right thing.
Oranga Tamariki taking Newsroom to court
Oranga Tamariki went to court yesterday seeking orders for cuts to a Newsroom video story on a controversial ‘uplift’ of a Māori baby.
A peek behind Newsroom’s uplift story
The Detail today speaks to Newsroom’s own Melanie Reid about why she has spent the last two years exposing the brutal reality of children and babies being taken, supposedly for their own good, by state authorities.