Wednesday June 28, 2017   Last updated 01:54AM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Tolley can't ignore Maori voices
Gettyimages

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Former associate social development minister Dame Tariana Turia says the current minister Anne Tolley must listen to Maori anger over her reform of state care.

A provision which required Child Youth and Family to look to the extended whanau and hapu to place children in care has been dropped from the legislation setting up the replacement Ministry for Vulnerable Children Tamariki Oranga.

Dame Tariana says the result will be children totally disconnected from their whanau and their culture, and ministers needs to listen to what Maori are saying.

"While (ministers) might think we don't vote for some of them, the fact is they represent us in that environment and they have a responsibility to all of us and they certainly have a responsibilty to see that Maori children are placed within the context of who they are," she says

Dame Tariana says every child wants to be in a loving, caring home, and those homes can be found within the wider network of kin if CYFS did the job it was given.

Submissions on the bill have been extended to March 3.

Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Rheumatic Fever
E-Tangata-25062017
Waatea TV
 
Parakuihi Breakfast with Dale Husband
Paul Majurey on Paakiwaha
Paul Majurey on Paakiwaha
VOYCE- Whakarongo Mai creator Tupu Urlich on Paakiwaha
Speaker at the recent Whanau Ora symposium in Christchurch.
Former All Black and Hurricane Halfback Piri Weepu on Paakiwaha
Piri Weepu talks sports with Dale Husband and takes a look ahead to the Hurricanes playing the British and Irish Lions
NZ First leader Winston Peters on Paakiwaha
NZ First leader Winston Peters talk politics ! The Todd Barclay saga but also about the offical launch of the Party's campaign launch
Mika X on Paakiwaha
Mika X will be the Opportunities candidate in the Aucklad Central seat
Liana Poutu,Chair ofTE Kotaihtanga o Te Atiawa on Paakiwaha
A new governance partnership called Te Huinga Taumatua Committee has been created by the New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and senior Taranaki iwi leaders.
Labour candidate Willow-Jean Prime on Paakiwaha
Willow-Jean Prime officially launched her campaign as the Labour candidate for the Northland seat last Friday.
Labour leader Andrew Little on Paakiwaha
Andrew Little talks about the recent issues surrounding Labour over the Campaign for change and Matt McCarten
Do we need a new Maori uprising?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The front cover of last months racism issue by MANA magazine says it all.
Marae TV phone message racism highlights ignorance
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Marae TV employee Blake Ihimaera had a phone message accidentally left on her phone from a company they were looking to hire a car from.
Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies
WILLIE JACKSON: We have a violent crime wave in our community and it is time we were honest about.
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.