NZFVC Quick Reads: 23 May 2024

Thu 23 May 2024

This Quick Reads covers: • Te Puna Aonui and ACC survey • Proposed changes to Oranga Tamariki oversight • New documentary on wāhine Māori experiences of pregnancy • TOAH-NNEST National SV Conference 2024 calling for abstracts • Videos on privacy related topics • E Tū Whānau song competition open

NZFVC Quick Reads: 23 May 2024

Welcome to our Quick Reads format. Each week we share selected news bites relevant to family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa. See all past NZFVC Quick reads.

Te Puna Aonui and ACC survey of violence sector now live

Te Puna Aonui and ACC’s Agents of Change Survey is for family violence and sexual violence workforces and primary prevention system. It closes 17 June 2024. The survey is intended for anyone working to prevent and respond to family violence and sexual violence. The survey results will be used to measure the sector’s progress against Te Aorerekura and will also inform how Te Puna Aonui and ACC can better support the violence sector moving forward. More information, including frequently asked questions, can be found on the survey’s information page.

Cabinet paper released on proposed changes to Oranga Tamariki oversight 

A cabinet paper on the proposed changes to the oversight of the Oranga Tamariki system has been proactively released. The paper includes proposed changes to the Independent Children’s Monitor and the Children and Young People’s Commission. The paper also includes plans to commence the statutory reviews of the Children and Young People's Commission Act 2022 and Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System Act 2022 this year. The Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon Louise Upston has also issued a media release on the proposed changes.

Experience of pregnant māmā Māori shared in new documentary

It Takes a Kāinga (2024), a short documentary directed by Taylor Hohepa, explores wāhine Māori experiences of being māmā hāpū in Aotearoa. It highlights the challenges faced by Māori in a health system rooted in settler-colonial myths about wāhine Māori, myths which contribute to them being twice as likely to die and 3.35 times more likely to commit suicide during pregnancy. This documentary also shares insights on Māori-led healthcare solutions which empower māmā hapū to preserve their whakapapa through traditional birthing practices.

TOAH-NNEST National Sexual Violence Conference 2024 calling for abstracts

Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST) is calling for workshop proposals for the Sexual Violence Conference 2024 on 19-20 November 2024. Proposals are due 4 June 2024 (deadline extended) 27 May 2024. For more information, contact TOAH-NNEST at

Videos on privacy related topics

For Privacy Week the Privacy Commissioner hosted a range of events on topics related to privacy. They have shared the videos and slides of these presentations at Privacy Week 2024. Topics include Māori data sovereignty, safeguarding children, AI, and privacy for not-for-profits. 

E Tū Whānau song competition open

The 2024 E Tū Whana Song Competition is open for submissions. Entries must be in by Friday 14 June 2024. Submitted songs should be original compositions and be inspired by this year’s theme, “my whanau my future.” See the Song Competition’s webpage for more information on the submission requirements and how to enter.

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