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E TIPU E REA – Volume 1 Issue 3

In this Pānui, we share some of our thoughts of Oranga Tamariki.

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Posted: March 18, 2020Category: Uncategorized

E TIPU E REA – Volume 1 Issue 2

In this Pānui, we get close & personal with one of our two inspiration Patrons, Patricia Tauroa.

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Posted: January 31, 2020Category: Uncategorized

E TIPU E REA – Volume 1 Issue 1

In this Pānui we get cosy with one of our two extraordinary Patrons, Dame Areta Koopu.

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Posted: December 19, 2019Category: Uncategorized

Decolonizing Matauranga Onioni / Sex Education

Reproductive justice and positive sex education sounds like something we should all be on board with, but that’s sadly not the case. High quality and non-judgemental sex education is lacking globally and NZ is no exception. We can do more to giver better and more consistent sex education across Aotearoa NZ. Providing rights-based sexual and ...

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Posted: September 26, 2019Category: Uncategorized

Housing Teen Parents In Our Communities

It often comes as a shock when a teen becomes pregnant. Teen parents want the best for their children, they do their best when they are surrounded by supportive whānau, peers and the communities in which they live. When the reality sets in we need to support teen parents to ensure better outcomes for themselves ...

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Posted: July 18, 2019Category: Uncategorized

The Fear And Despair Of Teen Parenting In Aotearoa

Last month, we heard about the Maori teen mama who fought to keep her baby from being ripped away from her shortly after she gave birth. We heard that Oranga Tamariki had concerns and that her whānau were not allowed to be with her. We saw the social workers and the police attempt to enforce ...

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Posted: June 14, 2019Category: Uncategorized

Safer Interventions

Is anyone ever free from the fear of violence? We know that all children in Aotearoa NZ deserve to grow up feeling loved and free from fear and violence. When Family Court orders the uplift of a child on the grounds that their parents and family have a background of domestic violence and drug use, ...

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Posted: June 4, 2019Category: Uncategorized