(Narrator speaking)Almost 70% of tamariki in the care of OrangaTamariki identify as Māori.Building our knowledge, skills and confidence in te ao Māori – the Māori world view – will help us achieve better outcomes for tamariki Māori, and their whānau.We’ve developed a Māori Cultural Framework, which sets out our expectations for our staff - including key Māori concepts and practices.That information is c...
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OT Legislation Bill - Approval for Introduction (PDF 4.3 MB)
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Legislation Bill: Approval for Introduction - About
On the 18th March 2019 OrangaTamariki sought agreement for the Legislation Bill (the Bill) to be introduced. The purpose of this bill is to...
Read the 2017 Korowai Manaaki summary (PDF 217 KB)
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Every year we review and report on the care provided at OrangaTamariki residences. The reports detail...
When is a child brought into care
Under the law, OrangaTamariki is required to keep children safe – and in some situations, bringing a child into our care is the only way to keep them safe.
What to expect
When we talk about a child or young person ‘being in care...
(child’s voice)I see a family who loves meI see food on the table, a warm houseI see a cool school...friends to play withA place where I can be me (adult voice)We are OrangaTamariki–Ministry for Children.We want a country where all tamariki thrive in safe and loving whānau and communities...where they get every opportunity to dream. (child’s voice)I have dreams, big dreams, huuuge dreamsI want to be an inventor, no a zookeeper, an as...