Children's Minister Kelvin Davis is confident moving much of the decision-making around Oranga Tamariki to the community is possible.
Last week the Government said it would accept all of the recommendations made by a ministerial advisory board asked to investigate Oranga Tamariki's relationships with whanau, iwi and Māori.
The biggest change is decentralising much of the ministry's decision-making and funding local communities instead.
Davis told The Hui the changes are about creating a truly equitable treaty partnership with Māori where Oranga Tamariki is the enabler and communities are the decision-makers.
But Davis could not put a percentage figure on how much of the work carried out by Oranga Tamariki will now be in the hands of the community.
"It is about working together, but there's going to be greater decision-making and more resources put into the hands of the community," he says.
Watch his full interview above.
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