Oranga Tamariki running for cover
Vivienne Martini, who worked for OT and its predecessor CYFS for 15 years, says the case of the boy badly injured at his home in Flaxmere raises deep issues about the practices at the children’s ministry.
Becroft adds pressure to police review
The Children’s Commissioner responds to a UN committee’s decision about the torture of children at Lake Alice
Police review Lake Alice file
Child victims of a notorious North Island psychiatric hospital are still doubtful charges will be laid
NZ’s own ‘taken generation’
Today we launch a powerful new video story by Newsroom investigations editor Melanie Reid into the attempted ‘uplift’ of a newborn baby from its mother at a maternity ward by the children’s agency Oranga Tamariki.
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.
‘No second chance’ to fix child welfare system
“We blew it, all of us,” the Children’s Commissioner says of earlier reforms - we cannot make that mistake again.
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 front-footing uplift issue
There’s a great deal of positivity after the weekend hui called to deal with the uplift of Māori children.
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?