The Tikanga Revolution – get in the waka now!

Matariki is a Māori tradition. Māori is on a sign held up proudly by a group of children.

Tikanga Māori is applicable in NZ courts and equally, applicable to kaupapa Māori and generalist social, health and education services. In our last post, we outlined the treatment of tikanga in Ngāti Whātua Orākei Trust v Attorney General – a Treaty-settlement case. In this post, we look at the Supreme Court’s treatment of tikanga in…

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Impact of youth-related reforms

What will be the implications of the youth-related changes in the Oranga Tamariki reforms?  Now is the time to review your organisational policies if you want to get on board. Today, I’m going to overview the changes. I consider how they address a key area of positive youth development – belonging – and the implications…

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Some exciting changes and lots to do

Cultural competency and the Oranga Tamariki reforms – are you ready? Earlier this year, we listed some changes coming your way with new legislation. In this post, we look at Oranga Tamariki reforms relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We’ll update you about other changes in subsequent posts. The context As we know, the youth…

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