Karanui whānau Kuini was placed in state care at age 11 due to truancy. She was sexually abused in two of the three homes she was placed in. As an adult, Kuini used the Māori values of tika, pono and aroha which were instilled in her as a child, to go on to care for many tamariki in need. She cared for these tamariki in the hope that she could keep them safe. Kuini wanted her story shared in the hope that it helps the Government better understand how to look after our tamariki today.