Ngā Mōrehu – The Survivors

The Government should not keep refusing to deal with this appropriately and properly. Enormous damage has been done. And much of the damage is unresolved and ongoing.


100 thousand NZ children were removed from their homes and placed in state care facilities. Many suffered physical, mental and sexual abuse. Tomorrow (now today Sunday), we dedicate our programme to four former wards of the state. We call them Ngā Mōrehu – The Survivors. This is their story… #TheHui Sunday, 9:30am on Three.

 

 

11 Comments

  1. Ramari Samuels

     /  April 9, 2017

    I crIed watching the programme HUI that featured on Channel 3 on Sunday 9 April 2017, with Mihirangi Forbes about 4 of our beautiful Māori Gentlemen and the abuse that they underwent as children. I am therefore 100 percent in support that there definitly has to be a Government ENQUIRY into this.
    Kei te tangi taku ngakau ki a rātou mō ō rātou mamaetanga. My hear cry for their pain they have endured.

    • Yes, it’s very sad what has been inflicted on many children by the State, and it’s also sad what effect that has had on those and many lives since.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 9, 2017

    Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the Left want the State to run everything.

    • That’s not the point here.

      In many cases the State has tried to run children’s lives and stuffed up big time. So the State shouldn’t just ignore the damage it has done.

      It’s very poor socially, and it turns out to be very bad financially too. They have created long term burdens on the State. The least they can do is acknowledge that harm they have done and apologise to those who have managed to survive.

      I don’t think it’s possible to fully appreciate what it would be like to be ripped from your family and forced to live in a seriously abusive environment.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 9, 2017

        Who to blame then?
        a) The parents who brought the children into the world to become wards of the State?
        b) The authorities who decide to remove the children from their families?
        c) The “carers” who then abused the children?
        d) The public and politicians who supported these bad solutions in blissful ignorance?
        e) The media who failed in their duty to expose this abuse?

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  April 9, 2017

      Poor form Al.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 9, 2017

        Stating a truth is often regarded as poor form by those who don’t want to hear it.

        • Anonymous Coward

           /  April 9, 2017

          Your jab at the left has no place alongside child abuse, ‘poor form’ has nothing to do with your accuracy rather your context.

  3. Unfortunately, the facts speak for themselves. The children were unsafe and the “do-gooders” stuffed up. But I accept their motivation,that was what was best for the chid? Their solution was so wrong, and the results speak for themselves.

    Alan asked who was responsible? And I think it was a fair question asked with genuine concern for the children! So what is the answer? Is there a magic formula out there that someone knows because if there is, we can make millions.

    The economic reality is that if you have a child, the long term cost is about $250,000.00 per child over its life time in New Zealand. My advice? If you are having sex, use a condom. If you and your wife are in love and you want a family, bless you both, and go for it, but its a life time commitment or you will be a bludger on others!

    • Blazer

       /  April 9, 2017

      what an indictment on modern society Col!Monetising everything has destroyed our soul,our reason for existing,which as nature intended is to copulate and procreate….why should it be the domain of the rich only.