Ko ngā take rawa kore kei ngā ngutu o ngā whānau i karapine atu ki te tai tonga o Tāmaki Makaurau i te rā nei ki te whakahē te tūkino tamariki. E wero ana rātou i te kāwangatanga mō te ngoikore o tāna patu i te pūtake o te mate nei.
E ai ki a Cherise Williams, he kaiporotēhi ō Papakura, “This should've been done years ago John Key we have had enough of your complacency how you don't give a damn about the poor in our country and how these children are suffering.”
I tū kotahi mai ngā māmā me ā rātou tamariki i te mātaotao me te patapataiāwha, me tā rātou kei te raru tonu te pūnaha. O ngā take tūkinotanga a-whānau kotahi rau mā waru mano, tekau mā whitu ōrau nō te rohe o Manukau Whānui.
Hei tā George Ngatai, mema ō te poari ō TOA, “Ko te nuinga o ngā matenga kāore he mahi, kāore he whare, kāore he tautoko mai i ngā whānau i roto i Tāmaki Makaurau i roto hoki i Aotearoa nei.”
E ai ki a Louisa Wall, te mema ō te Pāti Reipā, “What we have to do is to show people a different way and give parents different resources that they need. I mean I would say that it does dust from a really clear policy around children which is what our pay parental leave is all about.”
E ai ki te Manatū Whakahiato Ora, i waenga i ngā tau rua mano tekau mā tahi ki te rua mano tekau mā rima, toru mano ngā tūkinotanga i mau i Te Uehā Mātātahi. Heoi e ai ki te māngai whakamarumaru o Child Poverty Action Group, kei te ōrite tonu te tokomaha o te hunga kua tūkinotia.
E ai ki a Mike O’Brien ō Child Poverty Action Group, “There's a lot of attention around protection of children - quite rightly. But we haven't really done well as a country for quite a long time now in terms of really saying "children matter and we actually have to invest in children and give every child the best possible chance across everything, incomes, housing, health and so on".
I te kōti teitei o Tāmaki Makaurau, whā tekau mā whitu ngā kūkupa i tukuna atu hei whakamaumahara i te hunga tamariki i tūkinotia.