Media coverage



Story as published


13 December

Māori TV

Oranga Tamariki responds to Coroner's findings on Moko Rangitoheriri's death

Oranga Tamariki Deputy Chief Executive for Services for Children and Families North, Glynis Sandland talks about the commitment to continuously improving quality practice and supervision.

13 December

NZ Herald

Moko inquest: Red flags missed, coroner wants compulsory checks on children under 5

Coverage of coroner Wallace Bain's recommnendation for compulsory monitoring of children, including a response from Minister for Children Tracey Martin. 

8 December

Māori TV

William Wallace Award winner defies odds

A seventeen-year-old who had been in State care for most his life, receives the Oranga Tamariki Tertiary Award at the 2017 William Wallace Awards.

7 December


Don't let your past predict your future

Coverage of the 2017 William Wallace awards for outstanding children and young people in care.

14 November

TVNZ - Seven Sharp

'Ask us for that help' - Ministry for Vulnerable Children moves to regain public trust and confidence

Oranga Tamariki CEO Gráinne Moss talks about  how there is more work to do to rebuild confidence.

13 November

TV3 - Newshub

Interview: Tracey Martin


New Minister for Children Tracey Martin talks to Lisa Owen about the impending inquiry into historic abuse in state care.

10 November


Remand centres are keeping kids out of police cells, agencies say

Oranga Tamariki Deputy chief executive Allan Boreham says expanding facilities in communities mean there are more options available for young people on remand.

17 October

Waikato Times

Oranga Rangatahi programme succeeding with Huntly youth

A collaborative partnership between Oranga Tamariki, Huntly College, Police, Ministry of Education and Waikato DHB leads to a reductionn in youth reoffending.

16 October

The Spinoff

The baby with broken bones

Questions are raised over the removal by the former Child Youth and Family of a child diagnosed with Type 1 osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones) from her family.