Oranga Tamariki overhaul after damning report
An internal investigation into Oranga Tamariki’s attempts to uplift a newborn from its mother in Hastings has found a litany of failures - and the chief executive has promised change.
Changes to child welfare need all aboard
How big a part should the state play in the country’s child welfare system, and how much is it over to the broader community? Laura Walters listens in on a seminar on past mistakes and future solutions.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.