Oranga Tamariki


Oranga Tamariki survey

May 27, 2021

highlights lack of family contact

Almost one in four tamariki and rangatahi in state care don't feel they can contact their birth families as much as they would like to.The finding is from a Oranga Tamariki survey of more than 1500 children in care.The survey, Te Tohu o te Ora, is the first of its kind for t...
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to be 'phased out' - Minister for Children

Minister for Children Kelvin Davis says he doesn't want kids being strip-searched in Oranga Tamariki facilities, but it can't just be stopped without a replacement. © Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Getty Images Kelvin Davis on Newshub Nation.Newshub Nation on...
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Oranga Tamariki:

April 30, 2021

Waitangi Tribunal recommends Māori authority to reform system

An independent Māori authority has been proposed by the Waitangi Tribunal to work out how to eliminate the need for tamariki Māori to be placed in state care, but it has stopped short of supporting the abolition of Oranga Tamariki.The tribunal held an urgent inquiry after ...
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Oranga Tamariki

February 14, 2021

‘ignores its own values’

The children’s ministry is accused of abandoning a traumatised former worker. David Williams reportsAs happens so often, raw emotion and despair play out in a drab, air-conditioned room dominated by greys and off-whites, under the glare of fluorescent lights.Last week it w...
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January 22, 2021

Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss's road to resignation

The resignation of Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss today followed months of scrutiny due to her presiding over a policy that removed vulnerable, predominantly Māori, children from their mothers and placed them into state care.Here is how her controversial tenur...
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steps down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down.It comes after repeated calls for her to resign amid a number of scathing reports bringing the Ministry into question. Moss has been under pressure since a Newsroom&n...
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says former social welfare boss Christine Rankin

Children are being abused and dying because Oranga Tamariki is reluctant to remove them from homes where parents are using methamphetamine, former social welfare boss Christine Rankin says.Her comments come in the wake of revelations that the child protection service kn...
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Oranga Tamariki ‘review’

December 17, 2020

did not contact foster parents

Children's Minister Kelvin Davis has ordered Oranga Tamariki to stop its 'reverse uplifts' of children from foster care, after a limited internal review raised systemic issuesAn internal Oranga Tamariki review of a 'reverse uplift' of children from their foster parents - hig...
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by Oranga Tamariki

One couple's harrowing story of being caught in Oranga Tamariki's machinations but managing to hold off - for now - a 'reverse uplift' of their whānauWe are a professional couple of Māori/Pacific Island/European heritage who have whāngai cared for many of our younger sibl...
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