Child uplifts: an Open Letter to the PM
As three cabinet ministers visit Hawkes Bay to try to calm outrage over Oranga Tamariki, a group of Māori leaders seeks action direct from Jacinda Ardern - saying they have no faith in minister Tracey Martin or her CEO.
We need a new OT complaints agency
The silent are silent no more and they are crying for help. There is nowhere for them to go. Jacoby Poulain argues we need a new independent complaints agency for the children’s ministry.
NZ’s own ‘taken generation’
Newsroom launches a powerful new video story by investigations editor Melanie Reid into the attempted ‘uplift’ of a newborn baby from its mother by Oranga Tamariki.
Stop trampling the mana of children
It is offensive in the extreme to use our own language to speak about the health and wellbeing of Māori children and whānau without respectfully engaging with those whānau, writes Khylee Quince.
First the court action, then the PR blitz
Oranga Tamariki failed in court action to alter a Newsroom video story on its controversial baby uplift - now it is moving to a public relations exercise to convince the public it did the right thing.
Yes, we are the Stolen Generations
Aaron Smale gives his personal account of being removed from his mother, and the legacy of loss and harm that reverberates through the generations.
Oranga Tamariki taking Newsroom to court
Oranga Tamariki went to court yesterday seeking orders for cuts to a Newsroom video story on a controversial ‘uplift’ of a Māori baby.
Health board member muzzled over uplift
An elected health board member who spoke out about Hawkes Bay Hospital’s handling of a controversial attempted ‘uplift’ of a newborn Māori baby has been reprimanded by her chairman.