Oranga Tamariki – new law requires strengthened links with Māori

In this episode, Che Wilson talks with Tumamao  Harawira about a new section of the law that strengthens links between Oranga Tamariki and te ao Māori. The interview predates the Māori-led review of Oranga Tamariki which began with a hui in Auckland this Saturday (13th July).

Che Wilson pic RNZ
Che Wilson                  photo: RNZ

Here is the original interview (3rd July, 2019), on Manako:

 

And here is the audio version of the summary:

 

I tēnei uiuinga, ka kōrero a Tumamao ki a Che Wilson, te Perehitini o te Pāti Māori, mō tētahi āhuatanga hou o te tūre e pā ana ki Oranga Tamariki.

Tuatahi, ka mihi atu a Che ki ana hoa mahi, ki a Te Ururoa Flavell, ki a Marama Davidson hoki, mō ā raūa whakatairanga i tēnei mea hou i te whare paremata i ngā tau kua pahure. E ai ki a Che, ko te whakaaro matua o te wāhanga hou o te ture (ko 7aa te wāhanga o te ture), ko te tohutohu i te kaihautu o Oranga Tamariki “kia whakarite ngā kaupapa e hāngai ana ki Ngāi Māori”, ā, kia kaha ake ana hononga ki ngā iwi me ngā rōpū Māori i roto i te hapori; ka mutu, me rīpoata te kaihautu  mō ngā mahi i tutukia ia tau, ia tau. Ki a Che, he pai tēnei mea hou, nā te mea, nā tēnei he ngāwari ake te arotake i ngā mahi a Oranga Tamariki.

I kōrero hoki a Che mō te rīpoata i puta mai e tata ana ki toru tekau tau i muri, ko ‘Pūao te ata tū’ – e ai ki tērā ripoata, he kaikiri ētahi o ngā mahi a ngā tari kāwana ki ngā tamariki Māori. Kāore i tino whaia ngā tohutohu i roto i tērā rīpoata, nō reira kāore i whai hua ngā korero o roto. E ai ki a Che, ahakoa he iti tēnei mea (ko te 7aa), he “weri kotahitanga” ki te ao Māori, he tohu o te whakaaro pai kia kaha ake ngā hononga ki te ao Māori.

I kōrero hoki rāua mō te arotake Māori i whakatū nā te Pou Matakana, me te hui ka haere ake nei ā erā atu rā whakatā (ko te 13 o Hōngongoi) ki Tāmaki Makaurau, kia tino whai mana ai te ao Māori i te tiaki i ngā tamariki Māori (kua tīmata te arotake ināianei, kua tū kē te hui).

Vocab

tohutohu

instruct, order

e hāngai ana ki…

concerning the… / to do with the …

hononga

links

arotake

review

te kaihautu

the leader/ CEO

ngā tari kāwana

government departments

Te Pou Matakana

Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency in Te Ika a Māui (North Island)

rā whakatā

weekend (rest days)

weri kotahitangi

gesture towards unity

ka mutu

furthermore

rīpoata

report

hapori

community

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