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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

10:00am - 12:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Tāmaki Collective explores Oranga Tamariki partnership

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Māori iwi and social service providers in Auckland are keen to form a partnership with Oranga Tamariki to give them more visibility of tamariki Māori in care.

The groups under the mantle of the Tāmaki Collective met yesterday with ministry head Grainne (rhymes with Sonia) Moss at Ngā Whare Waatea Marae.

Papakura marae chief executive Tony Kake says the collective is looking for alternatives to children being put in care.

He says 98.5 percent of children are fine, but there are 6,400 children under the control of Oranga Tamariki.

"Many of the people who are carers of our kids are whānau, are Māori. There's a misunderstanding that a lot of our Māori kids are going into non-Māori care. We wanted to make sure we have all the facts and then we can plan our way forward but certainly having better eyes, better visiblility on our kids if they are in care we have or even if they are not in care, that we as a community, we've got to make sure out kids are visible, that they are free from harm," Mr Kake says.

The collective will work on monitoring mechanisms and how so set up mātua whāngai-style support so tamariki can be cared for within wider whānau or hapū networks.

 

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com


Waatea Glass Logo 1
MUMA2
LETSLEARN-86
E-Tangata-26052019
Banning Prisoners from voting impacts Māori worst
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The debate over Prisoners being able to vote has begun in the Waitangi Tribunal as argument is heard that the ban is a breach of the Treaty because it is so disproportionately unfair to Māori.
I will continue writing about the state taking children until something meaningful has occurred
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If you have the privilege of a platform, you must endeavour to use that platform for good. I have written previous columns about the extraordinary abuse of power by the state when they take children into their 'care'.
State Spying and a Police who see no spying, hear no spying and speak no spying
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:: John Campbell's remarkable investigation at the beginning of the week into a Government agency tasked with looking after earthquake survivors using corporate spies to secretly tape complaining earthquake survivors was made more important by the remarkable announcement midweek from the NZ Police that found nothing illegal in the actions of anyone involved.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

10:00am - 12:00pm