We are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.

Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

Trails of Taonga

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Gen remembers how Henare was so traumatised he couldn’t speak. But not anymore. Now he never stops. 

Looking back, it was everyday things that enabled this brother and sister to understand the simple pleasure of ‘normal’ for the first time.

Stable, positive experiences went a long way to helping them grow into the happy, confident young people they are today.

Find out more about Trails of Taonga

Social worker recruitment

We're leading a new way of working to support children who need care, creating a major shift in emphasis.

We have a number of social worker positions available now and invite dedicated and passionate social workers to play their part in helping change the way New Zealand protects children.

Go to our social worker recruitment website

News

Matariki at Te Maioha Hakari Kai news
Te Maioha welcomes Matariki

Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence hosted a concert and dinner for young people and invited guests to celebrate Matariki together.

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Recognising KickStart Breakfast volunteers

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss is pleased to announce the 2018 KickStart Breakfast award champions.

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Evidence Centre seminar: May 2018

Our May seminar featured presentations about current multiple disadvantage and vulnerable transience using data from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).

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Act of kindness

A random act of kindness from a store owner in Whangarei makes a big difference for a child.

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KickStart Breakfast report

A report examining the impact of the KickStart Breakfast programme on students’ health.

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Round-the-clock support for caregivers

We’ve launched a nationwide 24/7 Caregiver Guidance and Advice line.

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Joining forces for rangatahi

Oranga Tamariki, Police and agencies join forces to find better bail placements for rangatahi

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Gráinne's update - May 18

Gráinne talks about what Budget 2018 means for tamariki and rangatahi, keeping children in care safe, and meeting our regional partners.

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CARERS news
Kaupapa Māori approach

Corrollie and Dave are kaupapa Māori transition whare caregivers, building life-long relationships and strong foundations.

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VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai

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If you're a young person or child in care, and would like to connect with others who have had similar experiences, you should check us out at VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai. A big part of what we do is organise fun and engaging events for people with care experience. We’re an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from the Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to support you and be 100% on your side.

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