COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Survivors' voices missing from Oranga Tamariki review

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

A survivor of abuse in state care says the new ministerial advisory board on Oranga Tamariki needs to include a survivor voice.

The board announced yesterday is made up of National Māori Authority chair Matthew Tukaki, Dame Naida Glavish, Tā Mark Solomon and former chief social worker Shannon Pakura.

Rawiri Waretini Karena says those who have gone through the system have got knowledge and experience that is needed in any reform.

He says the advisory board shouldn’t try to put a band aid over the same broken culture identified 30 years ago in the Pūao Te Ata Tū Report.

"Issues with the social Welfare Department, CYFS, Oranga Tamariki were highlighted even then. It's been a process of continual protection of the status quo," Dr Karena says.

Copyright © 2021, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

flu vaccine campaign
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
OPINION: Fair Pay Agreements will do more to lift Maori wages than any other policy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: While the PSA and CTU attack the Labour Government over freezing 100k gold plated bureaucrat wages, the big story last week was the announcement of the Fair Pay Agreements which will effectively see universal union membership.
Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Seven Variants in New Zealand and Low Rate of Maori Vaccination
The world has delivered more than 1.15 billion vaccines as countries race to inoculate populations against Covid-19.
OPINION: National's scream of segregation vs my Maori journey as a Pakeha
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The National Party are attempting to race-bait by describing the Māori Health Authority as 'segregation'.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am