Story: Ngā tamariki

Marae justice

Marae justice

A rangatahi (youth) court is held in the meeting house at Hoani Waititi marae, West Auckland, in September 2010. The offender stands facing Judge Heemi Taumaunu, marae elders and other members of their own community. Judge Taumaunu says that through this process he has seen 'a change in the lives of certain young people I thought were destined to go to jail'.

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Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, 'Ngā tamariki - Māori childhood changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011