By: Gilly Oppenheim, Essence Magazine, 05/2020
No one gets paid at Gloriavale, and they sign a vow promising that if they should ever leave, they will do so without expecting any financial help.
Most of the community members do not realise they are receiving Working for Families Tax credits, or that income is allocated into their account and then withdrawn for the use of the community. The community has had various successful business interests over the years, including dairying, charter flights, collecting sphagnum moss, honey production, deer farms and hunting ventures and more.
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