Iwi slams Oranga Tamariki

Iwi slams Oranga Tamariki’s decision to advertise for caregiver on Trade Me

Iwi have criticised Oranga Tamariki for advertising for a caregiver on Trade Me, and including some of the child’s personal information. An advertisement seeking a caregiver or caregivers for a girl in Whanganui was posted on the website’s job section by Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children.  The listing included the girl’s iwi, her interests, and details about

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Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahine, Ngā Rauru) has worked in various roles at Māori Affairs, TVNZ and iwi radio. She is kaiarataki for Te Runanga o Ngāti Ruanui and technical adviser to the Iwi Chairs Forum and campaigned successfully to stop experimental seabed mining off the West Coast in 2014. In 1999, Debbie brought

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Maori leader learns more from failures than successes

A year into running, spin, core and step classes has a group of grass roots fitness buffs transforming their lives. IronMaori Ki Hawera Whanau Training and Support was formed to create a family-based, non-judgmental environment to support all levels, sizes and ages. Each member is supported in achieving their own goals while aiming for events such

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Challenges transform runanga CEO

Being treated differently is something Debbie Ngarewa-Packer knows a thing or two about. These days she is the head of Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui and oversees a treaty settlement portfolio worth about $60 million but she admits has never quite shaken the stigma attached to her when she was a 19-year-old single mother. After

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