Oranga Tamariki chief

expected to quit

There are strong signals the chief executive of the children's ministry's time in charge is over, just days after another damning report on its 'unfixable' failings. 

The head of Oranga Tamariki, Grainne Moss, is believed to be leaving the role after a year of widespread controversy and public inquiries into her ministry's unlawful uplifts of Māori children.
Moss, who has been in the job for four years after suddenly departing her previous role in the private sector, had the support of former NZ First minister Tracey Martin but the majority Labour Government has declined to express confidence in her.

Last night, Whānau Ora minister Peeni Henare, told Te Ao Māori news that a change at the top "which allegedly might be happening in a couple of hours" was not surprising, as Children's Minister Kelvin Davis had indicated a new approach was needed.

Several sources have told Newsroom Moss is set to leave. Today, however, she fronts up in Wellington at the urgent Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into Oranga Tamariki's removals of Māori children.

Link to article: Oranga Tamariki chief expected to quit (newsroom.co.nz)


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