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Hope for Gloriavale

Hope for Gloriavale

: A document produced by the Gloriavale Leavers’ Support Trust, in consultation with a significant number of Gloriavale Leavers. The intention of the document is to cast a better vision for Gloriavale. It seeks to identify what reform or closure might look like. Introduction The Gloriavale Christian Community says that they…
Escaping Utopia

Escaping Utopia

: Opinion piece: Liz Gregory. (Thoughts, opinions and views expressed here belong to Liz Gregory and may or may not represent the views of all leavers, current members or the Trust). Escaping Utopia is on the lips of everyone I’ve met this week. My guess is half of New Zealand will…
Is Gloriavale too difficult for the Government?

Is Gloriavale too difficult for the Government?

: Opinion piece: Liz Gregory. (Thoughts, opinions and views expressed here belong to Liz Gregory and may or may not represent the views of all leavers, current members or the Trust). Background In 2022 the Government was suitably concerned about Gloriavale (finally!). A Public Services Commissioner was charged with overseeing the…
How did we get to this point?

How did we get to this point?

: Opinion piece: Liz Gregory. (Thoughts, opinions and views expressed here belong to Liz Gregory and may or may not represent the views of all leavers or current members). It’s been an interesting week. It started with a meeting 60 Gloriavale leavers attended (in-person and on Zoom). The legal team wanted…
ERO didn’t make an error this time…

ERO didn’t make an error this time…

: Opinion piece: Liz Gregory. (Thoughts, opinions and view expressed here belong to Liz Gregory and may or may not represent the views of all leavers or current members). Many thanks to the several leavers who have discussed ERO’s findings with me. I hope I have adequately conveyed your feelings in…
Voting in Gloriavale

Voting in Gloriavale

: Opinion piece: Liz Gregory. (Disclaimer: Views are not necessarily those of the staff, trust or other leavers from Gloriavale.) Voting. This is always a fantastic topic to bring up when a group of Gloriavale leavers comes to your house. They kind of come alive and animated and act out the…
Drowning in OIA’s

Drowning in OIA’s

: Opinion piece: Liz Gregory. (Disclaimer: Views are not necessarily those of the staff, trust or other leavers from Gloriavale. Pass feedback directly to me if necessary.) Oh you thought I meant Oia, the town on the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini? Sorry, I meant OIA’s – Official Information Act requests!…
10 Reasons People Remain at Gloriavale

10 Reasons People Remain at Gloriavale

: Opinion piece: Liz Gregory. (Disclaimer: Views are not necessarily those of the staff, trust or other leavers from Gloriavale. Pass feedback directly to me if necessary.) After writing “10 reasons why people should leave Gloriavale” I was challenged by someone who lives in there to write a post about why…