Oranga Tamariki has signed its seventh Strategic Partnership Agreement with iwi.
Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive Grainne Moss spoke at the event about the existing close connections with both iwi.
“This is the first time we have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with an iwi collective, and we respect and are inspired by how you have come together.”
“We are very very excited about the opportunities it will bring for our tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and mokopuna.”
“We want to ensure that tamariki are thriving in the protection of their whānau, hapū and iwi and our strategic partnerships are helping us to continue the downward trend of tamariki Māori coming into state care.”
The agreement was signed before lunch while the room sang together Toro Atu ō Ringaringa – reach out your hands.