Newshub – Claims of exploitation at Gloriavale go unheard as MBIE says it’s out of their jurisdiction

Newshub – Claims of exploitation at Gloriavale go unheard as MBIE says it’s out of their jurisdiction

Kaysha Brownlie – Newshub – 23/07/2021 [Video can be viewed in article link]. A group of former followers believes it and current Gloriavale residents have been exploited – but the Ministry says other agencies will have to investigate. Gloriavale members are hard at work – but they’re not employees, according to a report commissioned by […]
Stuff – Disappointment at Labour Inspectorate ruling that Gloriavale’s volunteer workforce are not employees

Stuff – Disappointment at Labour Inspectorate ruling that Gloriavale’s volunteer workforce are not employees

By Amanda Cropp – Stuff – 23/07/2021 An investigation by the Labour Inspectorate has concluded members of the Gloriavale Christian community cannot be classed as employees. In a statement released on Friday, the inspectorate said the finding meant it had no jurisdiction over the West Coast community and would take no further investigation or enforcement […]
RNZ – Leaving Gloriavale

RNZ – Leaving Gloriavale

The Detail – RNZ – 30/06/2021 [Podcast access via article link] Increasing numbers of people are leaving Gloriavale, the West Coast Christian community that’s been around for more than 50 years. It’s been investigated by police, Charity Services, Oranga Tamariki and WorkSafe. Former members are taking a civil suit against the community, trustees and shareholders. […]
TVNZ 1 News – Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust pleads for public’s help for those leaving commune

TVNZ 1 News – Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust pleads for public’s help for those leaving commune

By Ryan Boswell – 1 News – 23/06/2021 The Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust has launched the Emergency Welfare Appeal to help people reintegrate into the outside world. A video has been created featuring over 25 children whose families have been helped by the trust. See Givealittle video here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/gloriavale-leavers-emergency-appeal Spokeswoman Liz Gregory said members often […]
Stuff – Urgent appeal to help more families leaving Gloriavale

Stuff – Urgent appeal to help more families leaving Gloriavale

By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 23/06/2021 [Video link to Givealittle Gloriavale Leavers Emergency Appeal: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/gloriavale-leavers-emergency-appeal Increasing numbers of people are leaving Gloriavale and urgently need support, a charity for leavers says. The Gloriavale Leavers’ Support Trust says urgent support is needed for dozens of members leaving the reclusive West Coast Christian community. The trust […]
Stuff – Gloriavale company director says policing payment of honey factory workers is not his responsibility

Stuff – Gloriavale company director says policing payment of honey factory workers is not his responsibility

By Amanda Cropp – Stuff – 30/05/2021 A West Coast businessman running a honey company owned by the Gloriavale​ Christian Community says payment of honey factory workers is none of his business. But moves to enact anti-slavery legislation to prevent forced labour and worker exploitation could mean companies, especially if they are exporters, will have […]