Wai 2575 claimant, Bev Wiltshire-Reweti is reaching out to other Māori who were taken from their whānau as children under the 1955 Adoption Act. Wiltshire-Reweti claims Crown policies and practices failed in their care of Māori children and are in breach of the Treaty.
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New Pātaka Kai offers MSD, Oranga Tamariki services
A new South Auckland community Pātaka Kai is offering MSD and Oranga Tamariki services along with free food and personal essentials. Co-founder Liz Kiriona says they are the first to do so, to meet the multiple needs of their community.
Debt and housing major concerns for Māori
A new survey shows that financial debt and insecurity alongside housing affordability and homelessness are the two main concerns for Māori. Te Puea Marae frontman Hurimoana Dennis isn't surprised and says these are the same issues affecting whānau they help through their homelessness programme.
Oranga Tamariki award winner defies all odds
Despite being in state care most of her life and struggling through homelessness, eighteen-year-old Celeste Howell is rising above her circumstances, taking home the Oranga Tamariki Passion Award at this years William Wallace Awards.
Oranga Tamariki team up with Ngāi Tahu
Grant Bennett of Ngāi Tahu is the new Chief Social Worker for Oranga Tamariki.
Rangatahi-inspired cyclist nears finish line
With just under four hours to go, Mana Williams-Eade has nearly reached his goal of pedalling on his stationary bike for 6,300 minutes.
Cycling for tamariki challenge passes halfway mark
Mana Williams-Eade's quest continues as he strives to pedal on a stationary bike for 6,300 minutes, a minute for every child in care in Aotearoa.
Cycling a minute for every child in care
Mana Williams-Eade is riding a stationary bicycle for 6,300 minutes in the centre of Wellington to raise awareness of the plight of children in care.
Children's Commissioner recommends change to State care system
The Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft has released his report today recommending major changes to the current state care system. Māori numbers within State care is significant and he says creating a stronger relationship with iwi and whānau is the best way forward.
Social workers to receive 30 percent pay rise
Oranga Tamariki social workers are set to receive a 30 percent pay rise as part of a pay settlement announced this morning.