Pākehā lack 'cultural competency' to lead Oranga Tamariki,

which needs 'by Māori, for Māori' overhaul - Whānau Ora chair

Pākehā have had their turn trying to look after New Zealand's vulnerable, the chair of Whānau Ora says, and should cede responsibility to Māori following the resignation of embattled Oranga Tamariki CEO Gráinne Moss.

Moss stood down from the role last Friday, following months of intense scrutiny brought on by coverage of uplifts of Māori babies, who are five times more likely to be taken into state care than babies of other ethnicities.

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency Chair, says Moss' decision to quit was a fait accompli - and she wants it to be the catalyst for Māori leadership of an organisation in which seven of every 10 children are Māori.

Link to article and video: Māori urged to lead on restoration of indigenous scientific names | RNZ News


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