12 Jun 2020

Claims Oranga Tamariki was prevented from uplifting two babies

From Midday Report, 12:12 pm on 12 June 2020

A Māori social service provider and a senior Waitematā District Health Board advisor - both who are members of the Maori Party - claim they've stopped Oranga Tamariki taking newborn babies from their mothers.

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Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Dozens of members from Te Whānau o Waipareira gathered outside the hospital this morning, intending to stop what they say would have been the removal of two infants.

Mackenzie Smith has been covering the story for RNZ and spoke with Te Aniwa Hurihanganui.