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Waiana Kotara is of Māori and Scottish descent. She will share her lived experiences of abuse before, during and after being placed in State care. She will discuss the impact that the abuse in care has had on her life, and how it impacted on her pathway in life. Waiana will also discuss recommendations including having a safe avenue for children in care to share concerns that they have. 

Witness Statement of Waiana Kotara for the Maori public hearing

PDF, 3.7 MB

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.

Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako