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.
Small step for OT, giant leap for rights
One change arising from the searing internal report into how the Ministry for Children tried to forcibly take a baby from its mother could have profound and beneficial effects for the rights of parents and families.
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.
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.
Urgent Tribunal inquiry into child uplifts
The Waitangi Tribunal has decided to hold an urgent inquiry into Oranga Tamariki’s practices in taking Māori children from their mothers.
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?
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.