We are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.

Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

Trails of Taonga

gen henare video image

Gen remembers how Henare was so traumatised he couldn’t speak. But not anymore. Now he never stops. 

Looking back, it was everyday things that enabled this brother and sister to understand the simple pleasure of ‘normal’ for the first time.

Stable, positive experiences went a long way to helping them grow into the happy, confident young people they are today.

Find out more about Trails of Taonga

Social worker recruitment

We're leading a new way of working to support children who need care, creating a major shift in emphasis.

We have a number of social worker positions available now and invite dedicated and passionate social workers to play their part in helping change the way New Zealand protects children.

Go to our social worker recruitment website


james news
Act of kindness

A random act of kindness from a store owner in Whangarei makes a big difference for a child.

Find out more
KickStart Breakfast Report image
KickStart Breakfast report

A report examining the impact of the KickStart Breakfast programme on students’ health.

Find out more
Caregiver support line image news
Round-the-clock support for caregivers

We’ve launched a nationwide 24/7 Caregiver Guidance and Advice line.

Find out more
YJ rangatahi news
Joining forces for rangatahi

Oranga Tamariki, Police and agencies join forces to find better bail placements for rangatahi

Find out more
Grainne news image
Gráinne's update - May 18

Gráinne talks about what Budget 2018 means for tamariki and rangatahi, keeping children in care safe, and meeting our regional partners.

Find out more
Kaupapa Māori approach

Corrollie and Dave are kaupapa Māori transition whare caregivers, building life-long relationships and strong foundations.

Find out more
Papakura Marae news
Combining efforts for tamariki

Tamariki and whānau caregivers were hosted at Papakura Marae for a talk on 'Building a Trauma-Informed Community'.

Find out more
CT team photo news
Removing barriers for tamariki and whānau

A paediatrician says the Children’s Team is one of the most “optimistic and successful” care services he has been involved in.

Find out more
budget day image
Budget 2018

A total of $945.4 million in funding over a four year period has been allocated to support children and young people in care.

Find out more

VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai


If you're a young person or child in care, and would like to connect with others who have had similar experiences, you should check us out at VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai. A big part of what we do is organise fun and engaging events for people with care experience. We’re an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from the Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to support you and be 100% on your side.

VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai


We're keen to hear about your experience with us. Do you have any ideas about how we can improve our service?

Give us feedback