Oranga Tamariki


to be diverted to Māori authority

The National Urban Māori Authority is calling for Oranga Tamariki to make way for a "Mokopuna Authority".They say the Government needs to relinquish power and allow Māori to do what it knows works for its own.National Urban Māori Authority chairwoman Lady Tureiti Moxon wi...
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Oranga Tamariki and its relationship with Māori

Oranga Tamariki has been in the spotlight since its inception in 2017.  The name change was supposed to herald a new era for the Ministry which has been plagued by negative stories regarding the care of tamariki.  Since the Puao Te Ata Tu report in 1989, Māori hav...
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Youth escaped Oranga Tamariki supervision to head to school

A Hamilton youth escaped from Oranga Tamariki supervision yesterday afternoon and made their way to Fraser High School, triggering a lockdown.Principal Virginia Crawford told parents the young person presented a "real and present danger to our students and staff".As soon as ...
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says Māori advocate

Tommy Wilson of Te Tuinga Whanau Services is speaking out because he says families need to take responsibility and fix the harm caused by addiction which is tearing families apart. Mr Wilson says whānau need to take responsibility. "The taniwha, the elephant in the room for...
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Oranga Tamariki censured

August 12, 2020

for removing newborn from autistic mum

A Dunedin grandmother who had a six-year dispute with government agencies about taking her grandson away from her family had moments when she considered giving up.But she is glad she followed through and feels vindicated and relieved that Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier found ...
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Oranga Tamariki boss:

August 9, 2020

‘We have created harm’

Oranga Tamariki's Chief Executive appeared before the Waitangi Tribunal a day after a report from the Chief Ombudsman found the agency had used its draconian powers to uplift babies too readily in many casesA Waitangi Tribunal hearing has seen Oranga Tamariki chief exec...
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- Chief ombudsman's inquiry

That is just one of the findings in the chief ombudsman's investigation - He Take Kōhukihuki: A Matter of Urgency - into the policies, procedures and practices of Oranga Tamariki when removing babies under interim custody orders.The ombudsman examined 74 case file...
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Waitangi Tribunal hearing

Oranga Tamariki's bosses have fronted up to the Waitangi Tribunal today to explain why Māori fare so badly in the state care system.The panel overseeing the Oranga Tamariki urgent inquiry, from left to right, professor Rawinia Higgins, Judge Michael Doogan and Kim Ngārimu....
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Ombudsman rules on Oranga Tamariki baby uplifts

Oranga Tamariki has been removing babies from their parents more by routine than exception, the Chief Ombudsman has ruled.Peter Boshier has released a report, He Take Kōhukihuki: A Matter of Urgency, following his investigation into the policies and practices of the mi...
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Māori Women's Welfare League

The strategic partnership is the first between Oranga Tamariki and a national Māori organisation.It already has existing agreements with four iwi, including Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui and Tūhoe.The partnerships are designed to place vulnerable Māori children wit...
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