5 Oct 2022

Ombudsman criticises Oranga Tamariki in wake of Malachi Subecz's death

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 5 October 2022

It's a case of child abuse the Chief Ombudsman has described as the worst he's ever seen. And he says the murder of Malachi Subecz last year was preventable. The five year old's wider whānau made numerous complaints to Oranga Tamariki, saying they feared for his safety. But the agency did nothing, in what the Chief Ombudsman today called a "litany of failures". Jamie Tahana reports.