Māori: fund us to protect babies
A Māori-led inquiry into Oranga Tamariki child uplifts says funding must be turned over to whānau to end generations of state wrongs against families.
UN slams Lake Alice torture response
Official investigations into abuse at Lake Alice psychiatric hospital were effectively a sham, UN finds
NZ’s own ‘taken generation’
Today we launch a powerful new video story by Newsroom investigations editor Melanie Reid into the attempted ‘uplift’ of a newborn baby from its mother at a maternity ward by the children’s agency Oranga Tamariki.
‘No second chance’ to fix child welfare system
“We blew it, all of us,” the Children’s Commissioner says of earlier reforms - we cannot make that mistake again.
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.
REPLAY: Watch the Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki Hui
Newsroom in partnership with Radio Waatea broadcast the Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki Hui live from 9am to 3 pm Saturday 13 July.
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.
Hui on child uplifts limits attendees
Organisers of a national hui on Oranga Tamariki’s child uplifts say they have been inundated with requests to attend and had to change venues before closing off registrations at 400 people. Bonnie Sumner reports.