17 Jun 2019

'Stolen generation' inappropriate for Māori baby uplifts - Children's Minister

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 17 June 2019

Oranga Tamariki's inquiry into its attempt to take a newborn baby from its mother at Hawke's Bay Hospital will not be released to the public in full.

Last month, the hospital was put into lockdown when a standoff ensued between social workers and whānau of the 19-year-old mother.

This sparked widespread complaints about the organisation's practice of removing Māori babies from their whānau.

Three Māori babies a week are being taken from their mothers.

Tracey Martin is the Minister for Children. She talks to Susie Ferguson.