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There are growing calls for Oranga Tamariki to be shaken up, following new details about a toddler who was killed in Lower Hutt.
A homicide investigation's been launched into the death of Lower Hutt toddler Ruthless-Empire Wall, who was killed from blunt force trauma.
Our newsroom understands his uncle contacted Oranga Tamariki, wanting the toddler to be uplifted.
In July, Police conducted a welfare check in, with no concerns noted.
It comes after it was recently revealed 57 children have died since the agency was established.
Whanau Ora is now saying families need to take on greater responsibilities.
Nick Mills spoke to Mike on Wellington Mornings who shared his personal story.
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