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.
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.
QC questions legality of uplifts
A leading QC is backing concerns over Oranga Tamariki and the Family Court’s processes for removing babies from their mothers.
Many baby ‘uplifts’ could be illegal: lawyer
A legal challenge is planned to the way Oranga Tamariki seeks court orders allowing it to take newborn babies from their mothers.
‘Wake up and smell the injustice’
Janet Mason, the lawyer for the young mother whose newborn baby was subject of a controversial ‘uplift’ attempt by Oranga Tamariki, explains what the agency did, and continues to do, wrong.