1News – Govt action needed at Gloriavale to ensure change – leaver
1News – Breakfast – 13/06/2022
A Gloriavale leaver says greater agency involvement is needed to ensure there is meaningful change within the tight knit, secretive West Coast community.
Gloriavale has come under fire in recent years amid allegations of serious misconduct, including – but not limited to – labour exploitation and sexual abuse.
The community’s leadership issued a letter of apology following an investigation by 1News Chief Correspondent John Campbell which aired on Sunday.
“Much has changed at Gloriavale since 2018 when, at the passing of our founder, the leadership mantle passed to a new leader,” the community’s leadership wrote.
“During this period, we have revised our governance and charted new directions for our community. We are deeply saddened by the harm members of our community have experienced.
‘We apologise for our role in failing to prevent and protect victims of labour exploitation and sexual abuse.”
Gloriavale leaver, author and entrepreneur Lilia Tarawa told Breakfast the apology “left me with more questions than questions it had answered”.
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