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Glenda Maihi is of Te Arawa descent. She was placed into foster care by the Department of Social Welfare from the age of five. Glenda speaks about the physical and psychological trauma she experienced during these placements. Glenda shares her lived experiences of being in foster care in the hope that the system will do better for other children. Glenda discusses recommendations as she does not want other children to endure what happened to her. 

Witness Statement of Glenda Maihi for the Maori public hearing

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So far, nearly 2,200 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,200 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.

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