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  1. Video for Children's Commissioner report 'only confirms what we already know'
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    Children's Commissioner report 'only confirms what we already know'

    52 youth who have been in Oranga Tamariki care have shared their experiences after being placed in care and protection residences. The Children’s Commissioner released the report which documents their stories. He and other experts believe urgent focus is needed to remove the institutionalised approach to youth in care, particularly for Maori.

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    ‘Extremely difficult to read’ tamariki have their say about living in residential care

    Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today released a new report where children and young people say, in their own words, what it's like to live in secure residential care.

  3. Video for Marchers call for uplift halt - effective immediately
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    Marchers call for uplift halt- effective immediately

    Hundreds turned out for the "Hands Off Our Tamariki" march in Wellington, in protest against the uplift practices of Oranga Tamariki.    

  4. Video for ‘Huge lack of Māori staff at Oranga Tamariki’ - NZ Māori Council
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    ‘Huge lack of Māori staff at Oranga Tamariki’- NZ Māori Council

    The number of Māori staff employed by Oranga Tamariki compared to the high number of Māori children in state care has raised concerns at the New Zealand Māori Council.

  5. Video for Chief Ombudsman inquiry into Oranga Tamariki third investigation into child uplifts
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    Chief Ombudsman inquiry into Oranga Tamariki third investigation into child uplifts

    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier announced his own independent investigation into the process of removing newborn babies by Oranga Tamariki, making it one of three investigations now underway.

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    Solutions for Māori in state care 'ignored' 30 years ago

    The Puao-te-atatu report commissioned in 1988 addressed how the Māori and state could work together, but it never saw the light of day. Today one of its authors says if it was fully implemented the number of Māori in state care wouldn't be as high.

  7. Video for Māori midwife says the uplifting of tamariki needs to stop
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    Māori midwife says the uplifting of tamariki needs to stop

    CEO of Māori Midwives Aotearoa, Jean Te Huia says Māori women are being dehumanised as mothers by colonisation.  Backed by Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Huia has started the "Not One More Baby to be Taken" facebook page to gather the stories of those who have been affected by the uplifting of children.

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    New intervention service to decrease tamariki uplifted from whānau

    The service run by Oranga Tamariki is being funded as part of Budget 2019 in a bid to decrease the number of tamariki removed from whānau by the state.

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    Rethink urged for the way youth offenders are dealt with

    Children’s commissioner Andrew Becroft has stated that getting young offenders back to supportive whanau will be a priority, in a report released today.

  10. Video for New campaign to improve state childcare system
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    New campaign to improve state childcare system

    The New Zealand Māori Council has launched an online campaign focusing on what whānau need to do when it comes to the safety and protection of children.

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