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.
‘Missed opportunity’ on non-Māori commissioner
Communities have mixed reactions to Meng Foon’s appointment as race relations commissioner.
Getting your business ticked off
Businesses are making big efforts to get a tick of approval, and not just from the rainbow community.
PM & Martin: why we didn’t watch video
Jacinda Ardern and Tracey Martin defend their decision not to view a video of a child uplift, as sweeping changes to Oranga Tamariki come into force.
A dream to break the poverty cycle
Dr Mohamed Alansari had his dream crushed before it could ever take off. Now he’s helping children in low socioeconomic areas of NZ find their voices.
Dealing with ‘the agency from hell’
What it’s really like dealing with Oranga Tamariki. This account by a Pakeha professional shows its actions affect families across the spectrum.
‘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.
Stop trying to paper over the cracks
Ruth Herbert argues the state and Family Court’s systemic bias against mothers and whānau when it comes to child custody reaches far beyond the controversial Hawkes Bay baby uplift.