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Karen Chhour: “All I’m asking is for Oranga Tamariki to make sure that we’re putting safety and wellbeing first. Everything else must come second to that”

The Children's Minister is advocating for the removal of Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act to prioritise child safety and wellbeing over cultural connections.


  • Chhour highlights the unintended consequences of Section 7AA, such as “reverse uplifts”
  • Criticism from colleagues includes caller her a “puppet”, a “sell-out”, and worse