Waitangi Tribunal takes on uplift ‘octopus’
An urgent inquiry into Oranga Tamariki’s uplifts of Māori children is underway - but how far back should it look?
The video the minister refuses to watch
Tracey Martin says she has not and will not watch the Newsroom investigative documentary into the Hawkes Bay baby uplift - despite a scathing inquiry. Her blaming of frontline staff for the debacle is also under fire.
Uplift mother gets second child back
The young Hastings mother who resisted attempts by Oranga Tamariki to uplift her newborn baby - sparking four inquiries into the agency and an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing - is to have her first baby returned to her.
Uplift figures paint disturbing ‘racialised’ picture
New figures show an alarming rise in the rate of Māori babies being removed from their families. The University of Otago’s Emily Keddell argues the risk of critique at Oranga Tamariki is being conflated with actual risk to the child.
Watch: Hamilton Hui for Māori Inquiry into OT
The second hui of the Māori-led inquiry into Oranga Tamariki takes place in Hamilton today. Newsroom, in partnership with Radio Waatea, are broadcasting it live from 1pm.
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.
March for justice on NZ’s ‘taken generation’
Ihumātao has dominated headlines - but protests over the state’s “theft” of Māori children may prove more damaging to the Government.
Leaked letter sent to hospital staff
A leaked letter critical of Newsroom and an elected Hawkes Bay Health Board member has been sent to all maternity staff at Hawkes Bay Hospital by DHB chief executive Kevin Snee.