January 25, 2021
New vision needed for child protection
You’ve got rid on the boss. Now get rid of the rest.
That’s the response of Māori health leader Lady Tureiti Moxon to the resignation of Oranga Tamariki head Grainne Moss.
She says the controversial chief executive had to go to open the door for a new way of doing things.
She says no point in trying to fix an organisation that has never worked for Māori, and she wants to see it replaced with something that will strengthen Māori families so they can look after their own tamariki.
"Use this opportunity to create something which is going to be much, much better instead of propping up an organisation that has been flooded with funding, flooded with resource and basically just ruined so many people and created huge intergenerational trauma," she says.
Tureiti Moxon says just finding a Maori chief executive for Oranga Tamariki isn’t the answer.
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