A vacuum for a Māori voice in Parliament?
As the Government struggles with Oranga Tamariki and Ihumātao, some wonder whether a new political movement will rise.
Māori front-footing uplift issue
There’s a great deal of positivity after the weekend hui called to deal with the uplift of Māori children.
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.
Labour’s Māori MPs begin to stir on uplifts
Finally, a public signal from the Labour Māori caucus that its members are picking up the “tide of unrest” within their people over Oranga Tamariki.
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.
Closed adoption rears its ugly head again
If we thought closed adoption was harmful the first time round, it’s back in the form of the euphemistic “Special Guardianship”, writes law lecturer Khylee Quince.
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.
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.