26 Nov 2019

Waitangi Tribunal urged to widen Oranga Tamariki inquiry

From Morning Report, 8:16 am on 26 November 2019

The Waitangi Tribunal has been urged to broaden the scope of its urgent inquiry into Oranga Tamariki to also look into the practices of DHBs and the police.

It is the fifth inquiry to arise following the attempted removal of a week-old baby from a Hawke's Bay mother in May.

At a judicial conference in Wellington yesterday, the tribunal met with lawyers and claimants to discuss its scope and timeframe.

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui was there.