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Building on the commitment to tamariki Māori

Video transcript (text on screen)Oranga Tamariki and our iwi and Māori partners are working together to improve the lives of tamariki Māori.We all agree more must be done to support tamariki and whānau. (Dee-Ann Wolferstan - Te Iwi o Ngati Kahu Trust and Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust)I think what works well for Māori is the importance that Oranga Tamariki are placing on whakapapa. And so we’re involved in two different models...

Apr - May 2018

Date Source Story as published Context 18 May NZ Herald Budget 2018: Oranga Tamariki gets nearly $270m in funding Oranga Tamariki will have nearly $270 million to spend over the nextfour years. 11 May Rotorua Daily Post  Facelift for Rotorua's Te Maioha youth justice residence The Te Maioha o Parekarangi youth justice residence on the outskirts of Rotorua has received a $1.6 million facelift as part of a nationwide programme to improve the facilities. 10 May  Maori...

Jun - Jul 2018

Date Source Story as published Context   27 July  Stuff  A world of characters  Kapai the Kiwi author Tommy Wilson is equally at home with royalty and youth justice rangatahi. 22 July Stuff Chess clues helps teens make the first move  Harrison Christian talks about the Dark Knights chess club at Korowai Manaaki youth justice residence. 9 July  Newshub  Tracey Martin on the need for more caregivers Lisa Owen asks Minister for Children Tracey Martin ho...

Programmes

Break-away school holiday programme These one-week programmes are for young people aged 11 to 17. Activity happens daily, during Christmas and Easter holidays. The programmes give young people an opportunity to enjoy fun, stimulating and structured school holiday programmes, at no cost.There are three types of programmes: sport and activity based general activity programmes a combination of sport and general activ...

Tina and Dave

Tina and Dave's StoryTina and Dave have been caregiving for twelve years. They live in Pukekohe, Auckland with the six children they look after - three boys and three girls, 'the perfect match,' jokes Dave. Their ages are three, four, five, seven, eight and ten years old.Dave was also brought up in care, so he has a good handle on what works well for kids.“Overall, I'm reasonably easy. I understand a lot of the cultural aspects of a lot of these children – as a Māori, and...

Adopting in NZ

If you’re considering adopting a child, Oranga Tamariki can help you understand what’s involved and step you through the process. We’re focused on finding the right family for the child, and encourage ongoing connection with the birth family and their culture.Adoption is the legal transfer of parenting rights and responsibilities from birth parents to adoptive parents. Your relationship to an adopted child is as it would be if they were your birth chi...

Stan

Stan wanted to honour his youth worker Paul with the taonga, for showing him a different, more positive way of being.When he was a teenager, life was really unstable for Stan. He experienced a lot of family violence. His mum moved away with her new husband, and Stan found himself living in a violent home with his alcoholic father who ended up going to jail.Suddenly Stan had nowhere to go. He was fifteen."A lot of my dad's issues started becomin...