max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

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

MUMA2

matariki x
E-Tangata-25082019
LETSLEARN-86
 
Tracey Martin finally talks the talk & why Kelvin Davis must not resign from Corrections
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Two major events occurred last week that require comment.
Ihumātao | He Raupatu Tuarua | A Second Confiscation
Dr Rawiri Taonui; This column investigates how the proposed Fletcher Residential development at Ihumātao, the National government’s Special Housing Area policy and the preoccupation of the Auckland Council, the courts and statutory bodies on preserving Māori culture as an icon of the past rather than restoring the living relationship between Māori and their whenua constitutes a second confiscation
TVNZ Journalist blames Māori, not Oranga Tamariki.
OPINION - Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ Journalist Jehan Casinader, has written a remarkably shallow evaluation of the corrosive Orange Tamariki child uplift programme and has bewilderingly concluded the problem is Māori, not the policy.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am