Oranga Tamariki boss: ‘We have created harm’
A Waitangi Tribunal hearing sees chief executive Gráinne Moss concede her organisation harmed families during some of its child uplifts.
Failures without Consequences
How come, after numerous condemnatory reports, Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss holds on to her job? Aaron Smale wonders if those harmed by her tenure aren’t a big enough voting bloc
What will it take for OT to listen to Māori
Oranga Tamariki goes into PR overdrive with the release of a report into its successes as a Waitangi Tribunal hearing begins. Is now really the right time to release such a report? asks Bonnie Sumner.
Hope, faith and mussels
A tiny iwi in Opotiki has managed to galvanise a community behind a high-risk aquaculture project - and is reaping the rewards.
The shipwreck, the remains, and the filmmaker
This is a story about a Chinese shipwreck, the Māori guardians of the bones, and the documentary maker who’s upset two cultures with his efforts to tell the tale.
‘The tip of the iceberg’
Since publication of Newsroom’s extensive investigation into serious issues at Oranga Tamariki, our inbox has been flooded with stories from more current and former employees.
Māori leaders repeat call for OT resignations
Following Newsroom’s investigation into a litany of concerning practices within the country’s child protection agency, Māori leaders are again calling for the dismissal of its chief executive, Grainne Moss, and children’s minister Tracey Martin. Will they be listened to this time?
The brave new world of Oranga Tamariki
Newsroom speaks to current and former Oranga Tamariki staff who share serious concerns over a culture at the agency they say is putting children at risk.
Disputes over powers of Māori health agency
The authors of the Health and Disability System Review could not come to a consensus on the powers of the proposed Māori Health Authority.
Our confusing health system
The new Health and Disability Review is said to be the biggest shake-up of the health system in a generation - so what was wrong with it in the first place?