Media coverage

Date Source Story as published Context
30 May NZ Herald  Fear of consequences, impulsiveness behind teens fleeing from police A change in youth justice age and education around the dangers of cars and standing up to peer groups are two ways pipped to address teens fleeing from police.
28 May  RNZ New phone support service launched for carers of at-risk children The Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki, has launched a new round-the-clock support line for caregivers.
26 May  Otago Daily Times  Children’s services hui ‘productive’ Oranga Tamariki and regional social services providers said  a hui in Balclutha yesterday was "positive and productive".
25 May  Newshub  Youth Court should include 19 to 20yr olds - Children's Commissioner Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says changes to the youth justice system need to go further to allow judges the discretion to transfer teenagers up to the age of 20 to the Youth Court.
18 May NZ Herald Budget 2018: Oranga Tamariki gets nearly $270m in funding Oranga Tamariki will have nearly $270 million to spend over the next
four 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 TV  Prisoners restore 400 bikes for children in care  Auckland prisoners involved in a recycling workshop
have restored and donated more than 400 bikes to children in care. 
9 May  Stuff  Youth gang members bragging on social media Transition to a supportive community most likely to help end to association with anti-social peers. 
8 May  NZ Herald Twin babies brain damaged after alleged 'severe shaking' The children are are safe in the care of Oranga Tamariki.
27 April  RNZ Tracey Martin learns from UK visit Children’s Minister Tracey Martin visits the UK to investigate the care
of vulnerable children there.

18 April

NZ Herald

These kids just want to be the same - Gráinne Moss

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss urges Kiwis to rally together to help the children in care.

11 April

Newshub

Children's Commissioner calls for more youth-focused policy

The Government faces a plea to be more child-focused in policy moves as it makes addressing child poverty an issue.

10 April

Stuff

Newborns taken from mothers

Over the last three years, 574 babies ended up in Government care within the first month of their life, according to figures released under the Official Information Act.

9 April 

TVNZ

PM urged to step in and save childrens camps

Stand Children's Services is proposing to close camps in Otaki and Roxburgh with the loss of 63 jobs.

5 April                               

Stuff                                             

Mum desperate for support 

The mother of a violent and autistic Southland boy is crying out for professional help.

5 April

NZ Herald

Children's charity Stand villages for traumatised kids set to close                                 Children's charity Stand is proposing to close its two of its villages in Otaki and Roxburgh in June.

4 April

TVNZ

More than 6000 Kiwi kids in care

Over 6,000 children are in state care in New Zealand, 500 more than last year.

3 April

TVNZ    

One year since Oranga Tamariki formed   

One year on, how well is the new children's ministry doing?

3 April

NZ Herald   

Boy writes touching letter to Oranga Tamariki social worker         

A social worker was moved to tears after receiving a touching letter from a Kiwi boy she was looking after in state care.