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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am
Ed Sheeran

Too late to fix Oranga Tamariki says claimant

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Oranga Tamariki says it is doing better with Māori pēpi - but one of the Māori leaders behind a Waitangi Tribunal claim against the agency says too late and not good enough.

Oranga Tamariki’s first annual report on new Section 7AA provisions that require it to address disparities for tamariki and rangatahi Māori says there are encouraging signs.

Deputy chief executive Hoani Lambert says for the first time in years there are fewer Māori children in care and fewer Māori babies coming into care.

New partnerships with iwi and Māori providers are both driving and supporting the organisation to work differently.

But Merepeka Raukawa Tait from the North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency says it’s time for Māori to step up and do the job.

"These are our children. This is our future that's at stake. You've had your day. You've never been successful at it and we actually want things to change right now. It is our time. This is about our tino rangatiratanga. These children are our responsibility and so are the families in which they should be thriving. So we've got to get everything right - the family environment, the home environment, they have to be mentored, the young parents, and also if there is an issue with the families, we need to sort that out. Nobody else should be doing that for us," she says.

Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

TMP2

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Why the factions inside Labour matter more than ever in a Majority Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: One of the most interesting changes with a majority Government is the re-emergence of the importance of the factions inside a Party.
Brown Wave joins a Labour Red Wave to reshape NZ political landscape
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I started 2020 arguing that Māori would be a decisive voting block in this election, but not even I could have hoped for the kind of result we ended with.
Dr Rawiri Taonui Election 2020 | The Old and the New, the Best and the Worst of the Māori campaigns
Election 2020 has seen the strongest Kaupapa Māori campaigns since Tariana Turia resigned from the Labour Party, formed the Māori Party and won the 2004 Te Tai Hauāuru by-election.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am