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
An orchestrated litany of uplifts
The Ombudsman’s report to Parliament on the children’s ministry’s taking of babies is scathing of its misuse of the law and treatment of families caught in its routine use of ‘uplifts’. Tim Murphy reports.
Some home truths about child protection
When it comes to child protection in NZ, it is time to lay the corporate warrior and troubled Pākehā conscience to rest, writes Dr Ian Hyslop.
Charges possible for Lake Alice torture
Police say a fresh inquiry into child torture at Lake Alice might lead to charges and extradition
OT returned injured boy to Flaxmere home
OT stands accused of returning a four-year-old who had been previously badly injured within a Flaxmere household to the same home, where he has since been severely injured again.
Māori babies five times more likely to end up in state care
Children’s Commissioner Judge says the rate of urgent entries into state care for Māori babies had doubled since 2010.
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.
A big fat boomerang
Aaron Smale looks into the key points of the report on Oranga Tamariki’s attempt to remove a newborn baby in Hawke’s Bay.