The family of murdered five-year-old Malachi Subecz say if Oranga Tamariki (OT) had taken them seriously, he would still be alive today. Newhub reveals Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has slammed the child protection agency for what he calls a “litany of failures” before the boy’s death. The Ombudsman found OT never opened an investigation or followed the “bare minimum” legal requirement to notify the Police. “The state failed Malachi,” Boshier stated. Children’s Minster Kelvin Davis said the Ombudsman’s investigation raises serious concerns, but he didn’t pass any further judgement.