Māori leaders repeat call for OT resignations
Following Newsroom’s investigation into a litany of concerning practices within the country’s child protection agency, Māori leaders are again calling for the dismissal of its chief executive, Grainne Moss, and children’s minister Tracey Martin. Will they be listened to this time?
The brave new world of Oranga Tamariki
Newsroom speaks to current and former Oranga Tamariki staff who share serious concerns over a culture at the agency they say is putting children at risk.
Disputes over powers of Māori health agency
The authors of the Health and Disability System Review could not come to a consensus on the powers of the proposed Māori Health Authority.
Review calls for health transformation
The long-awaited independent review of the health and disability sector calls for two new health agencies to be created in order to oversee a system with far fewer District Health Boards.
High Labour list place for epidemiologist
High-profile epidemiologist Ayesha Verrall is almost a sure bet to get into Parliament.
A collective narcissism
White people’s naïve assumptions about police, power and privilege are being shattered. It could be the watershed moment of a generation, writes Aaron Smale
The colonial problem
Throughout Anglo colonial states there is a constant habit of defining people who aren’t white as a problem, writes Aaron Smale in this personal essay.
Māori over-represented in lockdown police proceedings
New statistics show Māori were disproportionately subject to police proceedings - including court proceedings and receiving warnings - during March and April
Māori take lead in tangi limits
Māori leaders grapple with how to respond to new police powers over tangi and hui - a situation one labels ‘an attack on our way of death.’ Kayne Ngātokowhā Peters reports