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Marama Davidson: New stats help government reduce child poverty
Greens Co-Leader Marama Davidson says new statistics from the Stats NZ Child Poverty report released today will help the coalition Government to continue to reduce child poverty rates in New Zealand.
Jacinda Ardern: Coalition govt lifted 18,400 children from poverty
The PM has credited the Families Package with lifting 18,400 tamariki from poverty. In a statement to the media, she explained that figures from Stats NZ indicated that seven of the nine child poverty measures have improved during her tenure.
Children's Commissioner report 'only confirms what we already know'
52 youth who have been in Oranga Tamariki care have shared their experiences after being placed in care and protection residences. The Children’s Commissioner released the report which documents their stories. He and other experts believe urgent focus is needed to remove the institutionalised approach to youth in care, particularly for Maori.
‘Extremely difficult to read’ tamariki have their say about living in residential care
Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today released a new report where children and young people say, in their own words, what it's like to live in secure residential care.
Marchers call for uplift halt- effective immediately
Hundreds turned out for the "Hands Off Our Tamariki" march in Wellington, in protest against the uplift practices of Oranga Tamariki.
‘Huge lack of Māori staff at Oranga Tamariki’- NZ Māori Council
The number of Māori staff employed by Oranga Tamariki compared to the high number of Māori children in state care has raised concerns at the New Zealand Māori Council.
Chief Ombudsman inquiry into Oranga Tamariki third investigation into child uplifts
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier announced his own independent investigation into the process of removing newborn babies by Oranga Tamariki, making it one of three investigations now underway.
Solutions for Māori in state care 'ignored' 30 years ago
The Puao-te-atatu report commissioned in 1988 addressed how the Māori and state could work together, but it never saw the light of day. Today one of its authors says if it was fully implemented the number of Māori in state care wouldn't be as high.
Māori midwife says the uplifting of tamariki needs to stop
CEO of Māori Midwives Aotearoa, Jean Te Huia says Māori women are being dehumanised as mothers by colonisation. Backed by Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Huia has started the "Not One More Baby to be Taken" facebook page to gather the stories of those who have been affected by the uplifting of children.