Oranga Tamariki: please explain
Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has asked Oranga Tamariki to “please explain” its actions after a Newsroom investigation into Māori children being taken away from Pākehā foster parents who had provided them with a permanent home.
Davis told Newsroom he had watched most of the video - a change from his predecessor Tracey Martin, who refused to watch a previous Newsroom investigation into a child uplift - and had already called Oranga Tamariki officials into his office on Thursday morning for a “please explain”.
“I was disturbed by what I saw - it was absolutely heartbreaking.”
Davis had subsequently requested an urgent briefing on the case and the ministry’s approach.
Link to article: Kelvin Davis to Oranga Tamariki: please explain (msn.com)