Waitangi Tribunal hearing on Oranga Tamariki wrapping up

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 30 October 2020

The failings of the state care and protection of tamariki Māori are being laid bare in front of the Waitangi Tribunal - but claimants are also bringing a range of ways to overhaul the system. 

The second part of the Waitangi Tribunal hearing into the uplift practices of Māori children by Oranga Tamariki is wrapping up in Hawke's Bay today.

The tribunal has heard from midwives, social workers, former wards of the state and researchers on the suite of changes needed to stop the high number of tamariki Māori going into state care. 

RNZ reporter Meriana Johnsen has been covering the hearing and speaks to Susie Ferguson.