Native Affairs – State Care vs Parents

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa

CYF is helping whānau caregivers gain permanent custody of four children in their care, despite the children's parents wanting them returned. The Hamilton couple, John, and Heidi are so desperate to get their kids back they're going public. They say they are capable of taking care of their own children. But CYF says they can't. So, who's right?