Te Mātātaki 2023

Published: August 14, 2023 · Updated: August 29, 2023

This report presents findings from Te Tohu o te Ora, the national survey of tamariki and rangatahi in care.


Te Tohu o te Ora is a recurring survey that helps Oranga Tamariki better understand the experiences of tamariki and rangatahi in care.

More than 800 tamariki and rangatahi took part in the survey between Nōema 2021 and Akuhata 2022.

The survey was designed with input from tamariki and rangatahi to ensure the survey approach is relevant, engaging, and accessible, and that questions are focused on aspects of care experience that are important to them. 

Te Mātātaki 2023 presents findings from the second year of the survey, and outlines priority areas where action is required to improve experiences for tamariki and rangatahi in care.

Together, Te Tohu o te Ora and Te Mātātaki help ensure Oranga Tamariki is listening to the voices of tamariki and rangatahi in care and can be held accountable for whether their experiences are improving.

Details of the survey design and delivery, and an explanation of how results were analysed, are available on request in an accompanying Methodology Report. Please contact voices@ot.govt.nz if you would like a copy.