Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki - Waikato Hui - Hamilton - 19 Aug 2019

When: Monday 19 August 2019, 1-5pm. 

Where: Novotel Hamilton Tainui, 7 Alma Street, Hamilton.

Organised by: Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.

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This is a second hui for the Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki organised by the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency. 

The hui will reconvene and feedback from each wānanaga will be given. This information will inform the terms of reference (intent, scope, and purpose of inquiry).

The following day, the Kīngitanga have invited Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency and the inquiry governance group to attend Ngā Kawe Mate o te Motu at Tūrangawaewae Marae where the Terms of Reference will be presented.

Whānau are welcome to provide feedback on the draft Terms of Reference by emailing: maoriinquiry@whanauora.nz by Friday 16 August 2019.

Draft Terms of Reference Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki

Watch the first hui held in Mangere on 13 July 2019. 

What is the Māori Inquiry Hui about, and what is its purpose?

Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency states:

"Following a call from Māori leaders, Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency set in motion an independent Māori Inquiry into the Government’s child protection agency Oranga Tamariki (OT). The Inquiry is set to focus on the way OT operates and its role in removing tamariki from whānau. 

The actions of OT in perpetuating inter-generational harm of Māori whānau is in direct contravention of its stated aim of ensuring children are where they can be safe, connected and flourishing.

Many in Māoridom have been alarmed by the practices of OT, which enable the taking of babies and children from their whānau without proper regard for the consequences."

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