Posts Tagged ‘Ministry for Vulnerable Children’

Overcome challenges – Don’t let your past predict your future Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

“Don’t let your past predict your future. These kids have the potential to be our future lawyers, doctors, journalists, politicians and also they are great role models for other kids coming through.” This was the message Oranga Tamariki (The Ministry for Vulnerable Children) chief executive Grainne Moss delivered when scholarships and prize-money were awarded to Read more

Vulnerable youth can change for the good says PM Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Vulnerable youth can change for good

The Prime Minister, Saturday, said changing vulnerable young people’s lives was more difficult than changing the economy. But, they can change. He made the comments when opening Marist Challenge House in Johnsonville, Wellington. “The challenge of changing things in government, in agencies and the economy is relatively easy when compared to the challenges some of Read more

Historical abuse of children in state care: why an inquiry is needed Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Every time Anne Tolley and Bill English talk about the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, or oppose an inquiry into the historical abuse of children in state care, it sticks like a knife in my guts. I am Ngāti Porou through my mother, and I’m Weira — Welsh — through my father. After spending 14 Read more