Fourth inquiry into Oranga Tamariki launched

A fourth inquiry into Oranga Tamariki's conduct has been launched, with Whānau Ora the latest organisation to look into the uplifting of newborn Māori babies by the agency.

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Whānau Ora is the latest agency to looking into the removal of newborn Māori babies. Source: Breakfast

The inquiry follows widespread criticism over Oranga Tamariki's practices of removing babies from their families.

The Children's Commissioner, ombudsmen and Oranga Tamariki itself are also holding their own investigations.

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The chief ombudsman announced today he will conduct a wide-ranging investigation. Source: 1 NEWS

Last week, the ombudsmen said that "systematic change" is needed within Oranga Tamariki and it's practices.

The probes launched in the wake of a controversial Newsroom documentary that showed a newborn being removed from her mother at Hawke's Bay Hospital last month.