‘Walk away from it.

Create something that beats like your own heart.’

The Waitangi Tribunal has heard multiple, strong calls for an independent, Māori-run authority to replace Oranga Tamariki. Laura Walters reports

Māori leaders have told the Waitangi Tribunal they’re sick of waiting while the Crown fails Māori children and whānau.

The Waitangi Tribunal’s Oranga Tamariki Urgent Inquiry has heard a series of examples of “mana-diminishing practices”, carried out by an agency with a lack of cultural understanding and competency, which has led to long-lasting, and intergenerational, trauma.

Last week, Māori leaders, including those working as social workers and community leaders, painted a picture of Crown agencies that have failed their mokopuna and tamariki for decades.

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