Tag Archives: Nga Morehu

National Party denying chance for healing

By Voting Citizen In the 1950s to the 1980s, the New Zealand Government placed more than 100,000 children into state care in residential facilities. Within these facilities, children faced horrific abuse. Mihingarangi Forbes interviewed Bill English on ‘the Hui’ (Mediaworks, … Continue reading

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Musings of a Student Social Worker on the Public Demands for State Responsibility for Institutional Violence

by Atticus Finch As I watched the recent interview online of four Māori adults who were abused as young children in care homes at Newshub , tears welled up in my eyes. I could only imagine what a lifetime of … Continue reading

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Compensation in Aotearoa for historical institutional abuse: We are failing

By Abigail Williams Children in our society have been physically, emotionally, sexually and neglectfully abused for years, at the hands of their family, but also while in the hands of state care providers and religious groups (Matthews, 2004). This is … Continue reading

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Who protects us from the State?

by Amiria Goodenough When the media reports the tragedies of children treated mercilessly at the hands of their abusers, society is outraged. Sickened to the point where protesters with picket signs march throughout the main cities of New Zealand chanting … Continue reading

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Abuse in State Care – Revelations demand an Inquiry

by Vicky Michaels Like many New Zealanders earlier this month, on the 9th of April 2017 I watched the The Hui, the TV3 current affairs programme that revealed to the wider public for the first time, atrocities that had occurred in … Continue reading

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The voice of the ngā mōrehu (the survivors).

by Another Signature  The issue of abuse within state care is not a new issue, however it remains of contemporary concern. With more people coming forward about the horrors they have endured under the so called ‘care’ of the state, questions … Continue reading

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Abuse, where is the government accountability?

by Jennz Abuse has been inflicted on hundreds if not thousands of children, teenagers and adults in historic state care.  The abuse in all its physical, psychological and sexual forms continues to be felt today by its victims and their … Continue reading

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