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Help change young lives for the better

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children is working to ensure all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where their ongoing wellbeing can be achieved.

We support children, family and whānau to restore their mana, their sense of self, their important connections and relationships, their right to heal and recover, and reach their potential.

Working here, you'll have the opportunity to be part of an organisation that’s united in its commitment to achieving transformational change for our children.

The work we do is complex and critical. We know our people are fundamental to our success and we're always on the lookout for those who share our drive, passion and expertise. You'll enjoy an environment where people are listened to, respected and trusted.

We encourage our people to learn and grow within the organisation, and we'll support you in achieving your aspirations.

the oranga tamariki way

Our full name is Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.

'Oranga' is the wellbeing we want to help the children we work with to have.

'Tamariki' reminds us that children are descended from greatness. They are born with an inherent mana that can be damaged by abuse and neglect.

Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.

The Oranga Tamariki Principles