Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Whakatakapokai residence, 2006

Whakatakapokai residence, 2006

Whakatakapokai, a Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children care and protection residence in South Auckland, opened in 2006 and could house up to 20 young people. This photograph was taken just after the residence was opened, which is why the room is so bare.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Residential homes for children and young people, 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Dec 2018