Stuff – Gloriavale – a community of devoted volunteers or a colony of slaves?
By Joanne Naish and Amber Allott – Stuff – 26/02/2022
Have New Zealand authorities been turning a blind eye to generations of slavery at Gloriavale or are its members willing volunteers? And why is the government pouring millions of dollars into this remote community? Joanne Naish and Amber Allott report.
Zion Pilgrim says he spent the last two years of his time at Gloriavale trying to bring about change. Change for the young people who begin work aged six and who can go on to work up to 90 hours a week without pay or employment rights. But mostly he wanted change for the young victims of sexual predators in the community.