Rural News – Hopeful Christians
By Sudesh Kissun – Rural News – 24/05/2022
The reclusive Gloriavale Christian community stands to lose $9 million a year if Westland Milk suspends milk collection from its dairy farms.
Hokitika-based processor Westland says it is looking at suspending milk collection from Canaan Farming Dairy Ltd, which operated the Gloriavale dairy farms, following an Employment Court ruling that members of that community working long hours from the age of six were employees.
The ruling referred to “strenuous, difficult and sometimes dangerous” work done by children.