Child protection system out of control
The self-serving centralised bureaucracy of child protection in NZ has spiralled out of control, argues Ian Hyslop.
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.
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.
Oranga Tamariki overhaul after damning report
An internal investigation into Oranga Tamariki’s attempts to uplift a newborn from its mother in Hastings has found a litany of failures - and the chief executive has promised change.
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.
‘Tears of our tupuna’ as Māori meet for change
They gathered in their hundreds to call for action on Oranga Tamariki. Will the Government listen?