‘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.
‘Tears of our tupuna’ as Māori meet for change
They gathered in their hundreds to call for action on Oranga Tamariki. Will the Government listen?
Māori unite to declare ‘enough is enough’
A national hui has set a challenge to replace Oranga Tamariki with a new Maori-led model. Bonnie Sumner asks, where to from here?
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.
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.
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.
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.