20 Aug 2019

‘There must not be an A-team and a B-team’ - Whānau Ora

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 20 August 2019

The Chair of the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency has spoken out at the risk of Māori being relegated to second place in their dealings with Oranga Tamariki.

About three hundred people attended a hui in Hamilton yesterday, to plan how an independent, Māori-led inquiry into into the Ministry for Children's practices of taking children from their whānau will be carried out.

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait told the hui she has been around the country speaking to whānau, hapu and iwi and she found that all was not well.